Sugar Free? Not For Me


I have a friend who is doing the sugar detox thing. No sugar. None. No foods containing sugar. No sugary substance in her coffee. Yuck! Why even drink it then? I mean, I don't put sugar in my coffee, but I put in enough flavored creamer that I am not sure you can really call it coffee anymore, and that stuff is loaded with sugar.

Anyway... this friend just finished day 7 of no sugar. I cannot imagine. Seriously, I just cannot fathom a world in which I would not eat sugar for 7 days. I'm not sure I could manage 7 hours without sugar.

I know all the reasons for going off sugar. There are great reasons for it. Healthy reasons, not just, "damn you're looking chubby, lay off the freaking sugar," healthy, but actual lowers your risk of this and that and the other, kind of reasons. Still... I just can't do it.

Truth be told, I don't want to do it. So it isn't just a break the addiction, kind of thing. Which it totally would be. I am a sugar addict. I can admit that. But there is more to sugar than just an addiction. I like sugar. It tastes gooood. Sugar makes me happy. I need some damn happy from time to time. If that comes in the form of an ooey, gooey, chocolate chip cookie.... I'm ok with that.

I am of the opinion that life is only worth living if we can enjoy it. That doesn't mean I think people should do anything and everything they enjoy. That would be stupid. Some people enjoy some crazy (and some illegal or morally grey) shit. But, what is the point of life if we can't eat some totally random junk that tastes good and gives us the warm and fuzzy feelings?

So you go girl! Get your sugar-free life on. Good for you. I am glad you're rocking that whole thing. I am here to cheer you on! I'm just going to be doing it with my mouth full of Oreos.

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