Posted on08 October 2011.
Confession: I have a major sweet tooth. I love home-baked goodies. I love hot chocolate. I wish I could be as strong at Fit Mom Lori
who has no refined sugar in her house. But what about cake pops? And dark chocolate? And cream cheese chocolate chip cookies? There’s nothing like a homemade treat made with real butter and real (processed and refined) sugar. But refined sugar has no nutritional value whatsoever.
In fact, it is really bad for you
That being said, I am personally okay with most things moderation. Even treats. But what does that mean? Once a week? Once a day? Once every five minutes?
Lately I have been getting away from moderation and into obsession. At least one treat almost every day. Or maybe two. Or like the other night when I had four chocolate chip cookies. (They were so good.) And because I am consuming more sugar, I crave it more. I am still working out hard so it is not really affecting my body visibly, but I know it is not good for me.
But I decided (and dragged my husband along with me because it is easier when someone else is doing it with you) that I was going to cut out sugar for a while. My husband is a bit more extreme than me so he said “No sugar until Thanksgiving.”
That is crazy.
I responded “One treat a week until Thanksgiving.” (I don’t like doing things too extreme because I feel it sets you up for failure and then you bail on the whole thing – thus the treat allowance.)
His comeback “One treat every two weeks until Thanksgiving.”
Fine. No sugar – not even maple syrup or honey, which are natural sugars. (I know sugar is in just about everything like milk, bread, etc. We are not cutting out all that. Just treaty things.)
It’s on. Started on Wednesday, September 28th.
How are you doing on your sugar intake? Do you want to marry it like I do? Do you want to join Shiloh and I on this little treat fast? Once you go public it is hard to turn back . . .
Wendy Hagen, Author "Totally Desperate Mom: Keeping It Real In The Motherhood"
For more of Wendy check out her awesome blog here. She has a great book, and you can check out her speaking schedule there too!