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HOW I BEAT MY SUGAR ADDICTION

 

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” – Hippocrates

A SUGAR ADDICT FROM THE BEGINNING

Sugar withdrawals can be hell, I know.  I’ve fought that battle many times before.  I think I was probably born with a candy bar in my hand.  As far back as I can remember, I have always favored munching on something sweet over “real food”.

At that time, sugar was a normal part of being a kid and it was everywhere. I don’t remember anyone seriously setting limits on our sugar intake. In fact, inhaling the white powdery stuff was practically required anywhere we went….holidays, birthdays, movies, school events, church events, rewards for being good, etc.   I remember one Halloween as a teenager, my cousin and I found an up-scale housing development to trick-or-treat in (may as well have been a gold mine in our eyes).  We carried pillow cases that year, seriously.

At Christmas