Sweet Sugary Bliss

I’ve got some bad habits.  The one I am talking about today is my addiction to sugar.

I tried to quit sugar a couple of months ago,  I bought the sugar-free recipe book, threw out the chocolate syrup, finished off my maple syrup (hey I buy the premium maple syrup!) and even bought Stevia.  And coconut milk to cook with.  And Cocao – which is like cocoa but less processed (and sugar-free).  I proudly made my first (and last) batch of sugar-free granola.

It.Was.Disgusting.

Like wearing a parka in a snowstorm with a huge hole in the back.  Something critical was missing.  Something magical and wonderful and delicious.  I optimistically froze some, and then after about a day of a brutal inner war (or a few hours anyway) I dumped the granola on a big bowl of ice-cream.  With chocolate chips.  And whip cream.  I WISH that were an exaggeration for comedic affect.  Sadly, it is all too true.  So is the fact I bought Toblerone’s at Costco ‘for Christmas gifts’.  HA.  I am the master of self-deluding lies.  I had a Toblerone a day all this week.  Except for today.  And like the addict I am, my body is screaming for it’s dopamine hit.  #Must.Bake.Cookies.

I did switch to Cheerios – it has the least amount of sugar grams of all the breakfast cereal’s I looked at.  (Not counting the straight bran stuff…ew).  I think maybe if I stop putting sprinkles on top I may be on to something.

Our goal as an average human is something like 6 TEASPOONS of sugar daily.  There are about 58 grams of sugar in one Toblerone bar – every four grams is a teaspoon…calculator please…about 14 teaspoons of sugar.  Ugh.   Ignorance is sweet, sweet sugary bliss.  Excuse me while I drown my sorrows in the left-over chocolate frosting from Bill’s birthday in April.  Girl’s gotta have her fix…

Published by @thatpluckygirl

East coast Canadian native Angela Yeh received her bachelor's degree in psychology and literature from Mount Allison University in Sackville, NB, Canada. She is a staunch advocate for writers and literacy/learning with her online writing community, coaching, motivating, and encouraging writers at DIYMFA.com. She writes a regular column, Poetry Rocks! also at DIYMFA.com She lives with her husband, two lovely human children, and two cranky fur babies near Houston, Texas. You can check her out on Insta - @thatpluckygirl - or her website, www.thepluckycanadian.com

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