Hi i’m kirsty, i’m 20, and i’m addicted to sugar.
Although i’m 20 sugar actually affects me in a way that it would affect a chid, I get a sugar high and become extremely hyper. I mean I don’t do a lot else, I only drink alcohol on special occasions and I don’t do drugs. Sugar is definitely my biggest addiction alongside nicotine.
Some would say I have a sweet tooth i’d agree, so much so that i’ve actually had to have teeth taken out. Diabetes runs in my family and i’m lucky that even with the amount of sugar i’ve consumed in my lifetime that I haven’t developed it as yet.
But if I continued as I did, I sure as shit would have. I wont write this blog as if I have completely quit cold turkey. But i’ve definitely cut some bad sugar habits out of my lifestyle. I’m 5’7 a uk size 12 and weigh 9 stone, which is surprising considering how much garbage I used to eat.
The first being fizzy drinks, I used to drink fizzy drinks at least 2-3 times a day. It would give me a temporary buzz but i’d be left feeling sluggish and would frequently get headaches. What was my poison you ask? Pepsi. Yes thats right the stuff that is also used as a pesticide alternative, metal cleaner, rust remover and a substance to clean car battery terminals.
I often wonder whether my overuse of fizzy drinks through out my childhood has actually stunted my brain development. I can write well. but speaking and stringing together sentences when trying to get a point across or telling a story is actually quite a challenge for me. I often find myself saying “um” or using filler words. I have a bad short term memory- if it didn’t happen over a week ago don’t speak to me about it.
Having read an article online quite some time ago about the daily use of fizzy drinks causing brain damage. I was questioning why they still produce and sell them in shops everywhere when its so damaging to us not only physically but mentally too. It just goes to show that if its benefiting an economy the people in power don’t give a shit as to what it’s doing to us. It makes you wonder what else they’re feeding us?
The next being, picking up every sugary thing at the supermarket from cherry bake wells to jammy dodgers to strawberry laces. Sweets you say? Thats going straight in my basket! I’d spend ages looking through the sweet, biscuit and bakery isles. These shops were a daily occurrence, no matter what time of day or night it was. I found that i’d spend so much money on all things sweet and they’d just disappear so quickly.
So these days if I don’t have any sweets in the house I just make do with what I have instead of trying to buy everything just to feed my addiction.
Finally I try to not snack as much anymore and only eat extremely sugary things after my meal as apposed to throughout the day.
But I still have a very long way to go, I’m only at the beginning of this journey and I hope to continue to keep cutting sugar out of my diet slowly. Later on in the year I’ll post an update of my sugar journey.
And thats all folks If you’ve quit sugar yourself i’d love to hear about your tips and what you eat instead?
I Hope you’re all having a wonderful Sunday. Ciao for now!