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About My Exciting Sugar Addiction

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Hello, my name is Diana and I am addicted to sugar. I wasn’t always a sugar addict, or at least I never thought I was. I’ve always preferred salty over sweet so it never occurred to me that I might have a problem.

But I do have a problem. And that problem is that I can get addicted to anything that is addictive and then I can live in a fog and justify my bad habits by not realizing they are bad habits. The heroin addict knows he is an addict. Because it’s heroin. But the sugar addict who hides Juicy Fruit from her husband, The Anti-Sugar Crusader*, so that she can enjoy 30 seconds of eternal sugar bliss without judgement is just a regular person who hides food. It’s really hard to see that as a legitimate issue.

But wait, there’s more. It’s not just Juicy Fruit. Besides the gum, I have stuffed my face with chocolate bars, chocolate ice cream, halva, gummy bears, gummy rings, Never-Greek La Yogurt and chocolate-covered Oreo’s (or chocolate-covered cocaine if you know what’s good). I also take my sugar with coffee, which is a whole notha’ addiction.

Anywho, I realize now that I was indulging in sugar because I was stressed. And this is how I deal with stress: bad habits. Basically, my entire life is one giant bad habit. And so I embark on another journey of change. This time it will be more manageable because  it involves me not doing something, which I’m really good at it.

Please stay tuned for my next post: Anti-Inflammation Rehab: 10 Steps To Quitting Sugar 

Sugar IS inflammatory and I know this is true because the experts say so and also because my head feels like it’s throbbing like a finger that is hosting a too-tight bandaid.

Addicted To Sugar

Juicy Fruit gum consists mostly of sugar contained in a synthetic gum base. Other ingredients include corn syrup and dextrose as bulk agents and natural sweeteners, natural and artificial flavorings, glycerol and lecithin as softening agents, aspartame (NutraSweet) and acesulfame K as artificial sweeteners (in the sugar-free variety), Yellow Lake 5 as a coloring and BHT as a preservative.

GROSS, right? SAY NO TO JUICY FRUIT. Regular healthy humans shouldn’t be chewing this bullshit goodness garbage, much less someone with a compromised autoimmune system.

*The Anti-Sugar Crusader wears a cape made from my wasted paper towels. 

10 Comments on About My Exciting Sugar Addiction

  1. Sherry
    November 3, 2015 at 1:14 am (1 year ago)

    Silly Wrigley’s.
    I want my sugar uncut!
    They have fake sweeteners in with real sweeteners??
    I feel like I’m taking crazy pills!
    (Which probably have sugar)
    Thanks for the heads up…..and the new super hero!

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    • imtoofancy
      November 4, 2015 at 3:44 pm (1 year ago)

      YES! Uncut sugar….that’s where it’s at. Haha.

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  2. Lisa
    November 3, 2015 at 4:32 am (1 year ago)

    I totally feel you! I have a problem with sugar too and the more I eat it the more I want it until I’m begging the hubby to bring me pie home every night. It’s bad, I tell ya! And, don’t even get me started on Juicy Fruit. I wish you luck on the anti inflammatory diet. It can be done. Power to ya!

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    • imtoofancy
      November 4, 2015 at 3:46 pm (1 year ago)

      That is why sugar is a drug! The more you have, the more you want. The brain is not the same after a sugar high. Thanks for the support. I know it can be done, at least the not eating ice cream part. In the meantime, enjoy those pies! 🙂

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  3. Stacie
    November 3, 2015 at 10:37 pm (1 year ago)

    I can never resist dark chocolate. It’s healthy, right?

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    • imtoofancy
      November 4, 2015 at 3:46 pm (1 year ago)

      Actually it is! And of course, dark chocolate always gives me a major headache. Haha. But yeah…don’t feel guilty at the dark C.

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  4. Naomi Teeter
    November 5, 2015 at 12:27 am (1 year ago)

    Random question: do you think you’d be a sugar addict if your partner wasn’t “The Anti-Sugar Crusader”?

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    • imtoofancy
      November 10, 2015 at 7:48 pm (1 year ago)

      Yes. My husband is only the Anti-Sugar Crusader to watch out for me and my MS. He tries to be the reasonable person when I binge. On that note, I know what you mean and the answer is YES, sometimes the pressure to eat healthy makes me crave the unhealthiest options.

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  5. amber
    November 6, 2015 at 2:52 pm (1 year ago)

    I have to stay away from sugar too. I just can’t stop. It’s terrible!

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    • imtoofancy
      November 10, 2015 at 7:48 pm (1 year ago)

      It IS terrible. Good luck staying away!

      Reply

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