I am a sugar addict.
Over Valentine’s weekend, I ate a dozen chocolate covered strawberries AND about a pound and a half of homemade fudge that were brought into my home. No exaggeration, unfortunately.
The week before, I had been so good to my body, too, completing a 3-day cleanse and staying on track with exercise and sleep. I typically eat pretty clean – opting for unprocessed, whole, natural foods. I avoid gluten. I prefer an abundance of vegetables and lean protein. My dessert is usually dark chocolate.
But my diet wasn’t always that way, and if certain sweet items are in my house and I start on them, LOOK OUT.
I paid for that sugar binge with an upset stomach, headaches, irritability, and fatigue. But it doesn’t take such drastic consumption to feel the negative consequences of sugar, and for routine consumption to lead to big trouble.
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