Had you talked to me even 5-6 months ago about sugar addiction I would have told you it was a myth. At least for me. I crave fruits and veggies and chicken and things that are good for me.
But something happened over Thanksgiving and Christmas. I started indulging in in things that were sugar/carb based and less fresh fruit/veggie/lean meat based. And I've said that I didn't really change weight over the holidays. So to some degree I felt successful. It was my first holiday season and I did good. Right?
I've been sick with more sinus issues over the last month. I went in for antibiotics after I couldn't get it to clear on my own. But I felt very tired and just run down. So Friday I had the last of the goodies in the house - dark chocolate covered pretzels. Saturday morning I had yogurt for breakfast with some fruit. We had a meeting on Saturday and ate at the Pizza Ranch where the meeting happened. But for me, this meant large green salad and a couple of pieces of pizza over a 3 hour period. Saturday night I had more yogurt/fruit and went to sleep early. Sunday morning I had yogurt and fruit and we went on a drive.
By Sunday afternoon I realized that I had been craving sugar. That I had been craving carbs. Having the yogurt and the fresh fruit seemed to balance out the cravings. I made chicken fried steak with potatoes/gravy and a fresh cucumber/tomato salad for dinner. I ate one bite of potatoes and it wasn't it. The fried steak was lean beef that I pounded out myself and tenderized, but it wasn't going down well so I maybe had 2 ounces of it. And I had a huge bowl of the salad. I wanted the salad more than the rest of it.
I am a carb/sugar addict. I need to realize that I feel better and my body feels better when I eat less of that and more of the fresh stuff. I need to get back to eating more of the fresh stuff to feed my body appropriately. Recognizing this should help me stop when I go to indulge and ask myself if fresh fruit won't serve the same purpose?