You know how people say: Hey, I’m totally fine with eating only fruits as being my only form of sugar? I can eat an apple and have my sweet tooth satiated (Meg I am looking at you!) 🙂
Well that doesn’t seem to work on me, and it might by psychological, but I’m not so sure any longer.
I know fruit sugars and refined white or brown sugar are not the same things, but damn it, sometimes you want a disgusting, bad for you refined sugar treat.
At the start of my sugar-lowering life changing process, I was craving something sweet, so I decided: Hey I bought all of these damn apples on sales let’s eat one to stop the sugar craving.
I ate one. Then two. Then three.
And finally I was full after my fifth apple but my body was still craving sugar!
Clearly whatever I was doing, was not working. It wasn’t until I popped a Werther’s toffee in my mouth that I felt a sigh of relief. The sugar craving was gone.
So apples? Yeah.. not such a great substitute when what you want is a dark chocolate raspberry swirled fudge cake.
Where am I going with this? I’m basically saying it’s taking time and I am slowly cutting down on sugar, but it was definitely a struggle at the start.
I’m doing a lot better now, but it was a struggle to wean off that sugar!