I quit drinking over 7 years ago.
And shortly after that, my new nemesis stepped in: a wretched and evil enemy called “sugar.”
I almost think this is laughable to most society. Pretending I’m addicted to sugar.
But it’s legit. Sugar is one of the most addictive substances on Earth. And if you’ve ever experienced this vial beast, you know what it’s like. If you’ve ever quit, you know that you get withdrawal symptoms like headaches and exhaustion.
Are you supposed to get withdrawal symptoms if you stop eating a specific food?
In the beginning of 2016 I quit sugar temporarily and I kept it going for around 7 months. But then I found myself dealing with some unexpected pain, emotional and physical and I relapsed, big time – entire pints of ice cream in a single night, multiple nights in a row, hundreds of grams of sugar, gaining nearly 20 pounds in 6 months. Eek!
Over the past few weeks I’ve managed to pull myself out of the hole a little bit. Not as much ice cream or Halloween candy, but there’s still cereal and occasional sweets. But now I’m ready to kick this thing in the belly.
I’m going to use this experience to remind myself of how hard it was to quit alcohol and to write some of the things I’ve learned about dealing with addiction.
I hope they’re helpful. And I hope that you’re having success in your mission of health.