My Sunshiny Life











{January 19, 2010}   Hello my name is Little Miss Sunshine and I am a sugar addict

I’ve been clean for 15 days now (bar that little incident with the hash browns) and am feeling great.  It’s not just that I’m not mindlessly grazing on peanut M&M’s anymore or that I’m giving Haribo sweets a wide berth… do you know how much sugar is hidden in packaged foods?  Who would have known that they sneak it in to so many things, seriously – hash browns! 

So my 360 degree switch change on my diet has been weirdly easy.  I’d been expecting to hang around outside Patisserie Valerie with my nose pressed against the window looking longingly at the pretty cakes.  Or reaching for a can of coke at 4pm in the afternoon or settling down to a movie craving a big fat glass of merlot.  But no, I’ve been pleasantly surprised.

As well as sugar I’ve discarded alcohol, white junky refined carbs, anything yeasty, anything smoked or fermented and fruit.  Not that fruit isn’t healthy because it is and I love it – but because it doesn’t fit into the sugar free regime. 

I’ll be on this healthy path for a year and keeping it in perspective that I’m only a few weeks into my regime, (and haven’t been to the pub with my friends yet) I’m faring rather well. 

Just in case I get a mad craving to stuff my face full of jaffa cakes I’ll take inspiration from my slightly adapted version of the serenity prayer

 

Universe grant me the self control
not to stuff my face full of cream cakes; 
willpower to stay away from the sweets aisle;
and wisdom to embrace the healthy food difference.

 

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Case says:

I’d recommend you read In Defence of Food by Michael Pollan – great book that will definitely aid your motivation in staying away from processed food. Check out http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/10/11/magazine/20091011-foodrules.html, http://www.michaelpollan.com or http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-pollan/food-rules-a-completely-d_b_410173.html if you’re interested.



littlemisssunshineinthekitchen says:

Thanks, I’ll defintely have a look 🙂



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