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Sugar is my downfall. I know that I eat waaaaaay to much of it. When I eat sugar, it usually gives me a headache, and that has limited the amount I eat, but I know I still eat waaaaaaay too much. The average person eats 150lbs of sugar a year. Some sites show that only 100 years ago, people only ate about 5lbs of sugar a year. No wonder there is an increase in diabetes and obesity. The amount of sugar we eat has increased by 145lbs!
So this is my goal: I am going to cut back the amount of sugar in my diet. Now, I know that seems crazy and extreme, because let's be real here, sugar is delicious. But I know this is something I need to do, and I want to do. A lot of times when I eat sugar it is because I'm stressed, or it's there, or it's mindless eating.
So here is my plan. On May 1st I am going to cut sugar out of my diet. I will allow myself 1 "mess up" a week, because honestly if a cute boy asks me to get ice cream, I'm going to get ice cream. I am going to try and be more aware of what I am putting into my body.
I'm a little nervous about really being able to do this, but I've tried it before. I had gone a whole month without any sugar, and it was amazing how I didn't crave it anymore. So I know it's possible. And this headache I have right now from eating a Reese's Peanut Butter Egg is motivation enough to cut it out. I will be like the soup nazi from Seinfeld except I'll say "No sugar for you!" I'll use the same accent and only say it to myself. Ok, so it's not the same.
For those of you who don't know who the soup nazi is, here ya go: