Confessions of a Sugar Addict

by | Aug 27, 2013

Hello, my name is Suki.

And I’m a sugar addict.

It began the first time I tasted Coca-Cola. They called me Coca-Cola baby. If I could have had it in my baby bottle, I would have requested it.

The bubbles, the sugary goodness, I was instantly hooked.

Even to this day when I drink a Coca-Cola (which is not often) I remember just how wonderful it tastes.

I was a lucky child because I had a very high metabolism. I was the scrawny one with nobly knees. I could eat pretty much anything I wanted, though I never had much of an appetite.

But I did have quite an appetite for sweets.

Do you remember these?

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Yes, I was addicted too all of those.

When my father went away on a business trip, or my grandmother would visit from London, they would buy me a big back of sweets and I would just be in heaven.

Back then I didn’t think much of this addiction.

My aunties would joke that I had a “sweet tooth.”

And even though my teeth began to suffer, I went about my ways of eating sugar to my hearts content until…..

I turned 27. And my metabolism had enough.

Sugar, I then found out, was not just going to sit around and not start showing its ugly ways.

It’s a love affair that has brought me up and brought me crashing down.

When I turned 27 I began to gain weight. I would go up and I would go down. Then I just started going up without ever coming down.

And as much as I could blame it on underlying diseases, the truth is my addiction to sugar was taking its toll. The cravings for sugar go along with what I suspect is an insulin resistance that I have not been formally diagnosed with.

Today I am facing another sugar intervention.

My sugary ways have led me (once again) to the dentist’s chair and there I will be tortured for several hours getting a root canal.

All because I just couldn’t escape it’s clutches over the years.

So today I rid my body of this toxin (through a sugar detox) and begin a way of eating that involves less sugar, and more healthy me.

You can follow along here at www.sookton.com.

7 Comments

  1. Ani

    Good luck! It will be difficult at first, but it gets better. Your body stops craving refined sugars as you continue to deny them. I gave up sweets over a year ago and I do not even crave them anymore. Quite frankly, I don’t even like them! Instead of reaching for the cookie jar, go for fresh fruit and even slightly-sweetened cereal.

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    • sookton

      Thank you Ani. I know it’s going to be a tough road. I’m starting by making small changes and going from there. I appreciate any tips from you along the way.

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      • Ani

        Of course! I post a lot of nutrition tips if you want to follow my blog 🙂

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  2. EndoWife

    Goo luck! I am trying to kick my Coca-Cola habit to help with my Endo diet. NOT an easy task! I am not a huge sweets fan, I would rather have a basket of French fries than a milkshake, but I know how difficult the change can be. Good luck!

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    • sookton

      I know how you feel, too. It was hard to quit coca cola but its easier now. The candy and sugary drinks are hard for me. And I love the French fries and beer too. Both of them turn to sugar in the body so is endo girls have to be careful with that. Ugh it won’t be an easy task but I am going to try.

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  3. runningonsober

    Good luck with the sugar detox, yes, like others I think it will be worth it.

    A lot of people that quit drinking get really bad sugar cravings, so I know a thing or two about sugar, hahaha. A friend of mine on my Recovery Blogroll is going through a Whole 30 (a 30 day detox diet) and she’s been writing about it if you have any specific questions. Her name is Sherry and her blog is:
    http://ohfortheloveofme.blogspot.com/

    It’s nice to meet you, thank you for visiting and commenting at my place. It looks like you have a wonderful blog!
    Christy

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