Yesterday I started my sugar cleanse. I must admit I feel better already. It’s amazing the toll that too much sugar puts on a person’s body. The beauty is, once it is successfully out of my system the cravings will diminish completely. When I quit smoking the desire for cigarettes simply left me. I wish for that same thing to happen where sugar is concerned. I wish to not only, not crave it, but learn to despise it, as well. It is a killer. Sugar is unhealthy for all people and as Deepak Chopra put it in his book “What Are You Hungry For? Sugar should be avoided at all costs. It is not something that only overweight people should avoid, but all people.
I am aware of the dangers this stuff does to my body and my soul, for that matter, but I continue to eat it. There are so many natural ways to get my sweet fix in that it almost seems silly for me to keep going back to it. I cannot tell you the number of times that I have quit sugar only to return to it at some point. The thing is once I make it through the couple of weeks it takes to rid it from my system, the cravings will disappear, however, one bite will make the cravings come back stronger than ever.
This substance is like a drug, I tell you, a drug. It is like heroin or crack cocaine, for God sake, and I am not ashamed to admit that I am an addict where this stuff is concerned. I have come to realize that as a recovering addict, one bite of this stuff will have me hooked once again. I have to say NO to sugar. I have to understand my weakness towards it and steer clear. Much like an alcoholic must steer clear of booze, I must steer clear of anything that has white, refined sugar in it.
They say knowledge is power, well, I am knowledgeable of all the dangers that lurk around the corner for me if I continue to ingest this white, crystalized substance. I know that diabetes will be inevitable, as well as heart disease and maintaining this obese figure I have carried around for most of my life.
Sugar will give me the gift of an unhealthy body and mind, how’s that for knowledge.