Cadbury Creme Eggs are the best or the worst, depending on how you look at things.
I unwrap the egg before leaving the store parking lot, peeling back the green, blue, red, and yellow foil wrapper with my fingernails. I take a bite into the firm chocolate and am rewarded with creamy, yellow and white sugary goodness in the center.
Each time I see them at the store, I now buy two, instead of just one.
These little eggs led me down the crystal path of sugar addiction.
It didn't take long for me to start eating sugary foods all day. First came the late night candy bars I sent my husband to pick up when he was craving chocolate, too. Then, I was buying chocolate-covered almonds with the intention of eating them "after supper," but instead ate them all during the afternoon. Finally, I moved on to eating white pasta and bread for lunch and a snack, which are both easily broken down into sugar in the body. There have been days when I didn't even look at a piece of fruit or veggie before supper.
So, I've been working to break my sugar addiction.
After the first few days without sugar, my headaches have went away. I have more energy. I feel better. I'm still eating more grains than before, but now I'm making sure they are full of fiber, slowing down the breakdown into sugar and filling me up.
Here is what I ate on one of my sugar detox days.
What I ate, in no particular order:
1. Two homemade protein shakes with spinach
2. Salted mixed nuts
3. A bowl of Nature's Path Flax Plus cereal with almond milk
4. A bag of frozen mixed fruit
5. Romaine salad with Annie's Goddess organic salad dressing
6. Quinoa with black beans, diced tomatoes, and green chilis and cooked carrots
Is there any candy that you find irresistible?