Welcome! This post marks the beginning of a journey I am continually on but am finally going to share with everyone. I have a sugar addiction. Recently, I read a great post that states a lot of sugar addicts are really sufferers of binge eating disorder (BED). I found it very interesting and thought provoking. Possibly very true for many people. Personally, I feel sugar addiction is very real. Just last year, Connecticut college students completed a study stating “America’s favorite cookie” is just as addictive as cocaine. In a little research, I came across a study in the National Library of Medicine. “Evidence for sugar addiction: Behavioral and neurochemical effects of intermittent, excessive sugar intake” covers the comparison of sugar intake in rats with substances of abuse, binge eating disorder correlations, obesity correlations and more. I find it very interesting but do not need science to tell me how my own body feels.
My body feels out of control, tired, sluggish, wired, emotional and more depending on where on the curve of the “high” I am on from excess sugar consumption. Yes, I feel these “side-effects” more since starting to cut back on my sugar consumption back in 2009. I just may share some of that journey during these 31 days. Today, I am here to say, please join me in decreasing your sugar intake, finding joy and peace over your sugar cravings, and so much more! Subscribe to my updates for this month through your e-mail or RSS feed. Join in on the conversation on Facebook. I may even jump back onto Twitter some time this month. You can also find out more about me through my Pinterest boards.
Lastly, I just want to share my heart with you. Let you know you are human. You can have victory over your cravings and if you don’t some days, it is OKAY. Part of the journey this month will be a discussion on the book, “Made to Crave” by Lysa Terkeurst. Tomorrow, we are going to talk about finding your “want to” in this journey in recovering from sugar addiction.