Sugar: Withdrawal Is A B*tch Part 5

So as one can see from my What I Ate This Week Posts, I have been bad. I ate a lot of sweets and have gone back to an old pattern of eating when I am anxious. It is not the first time and it does not make me a horrible person. It started because I was feeding negative emotions and I am trying to address them in a healthy way now.

I finally made a firm decision Halloween night that this habit of constant snacking on junk needed to stop. Unfortunately, that plan came about because I had an episode with my heart condition. I woke up the next morning with a sore chest, realizing my acne has gotten worse and constipation as a reminder of what too much sugar in diet does to me.

On Wednesday I ate 3 satiating meals without added sugar or snacking, but was feeling mentally foggy. I had a headache most of the day on Thursday. Eating healthy meals did not help at all. I felt sort of better Friday morning, but there were rough moments over the weekend. Even though I was full and had enjoyed my food, I had to fight urges to eat dessert after each meal.

Sugar withdrawal sucks, but it can be manageable. I am a reasonable person. I know I have made this change before and can do it again. I also want this. I want to feel good again. I want to feel comfortable. My health is important and I am not just saying all of this to remind myself of that. I deserve this.

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