Are you a sugar addict? I am. In 2005 I vowed to quit and began blogging about life without sweets. This site contains a forum, my journal, product reviews, Sugar-Free Challenges, and the self-published Stop Being Sweet ebook.

Made It Through Morning

It’s 2:10 pm and in just four short hours I’ll be Trick-or-Treating. I’m eating Flipz brand chocolate covered pretzels as I write this. Today I’ve eaten nothing but three strawberry flavored Pop Tarts with frosting. It amazes me to think that people actually eat them for breakfast. Does anyone really eat Pop Tarts for breakfast? Can’t be. Might as well have an ice cream sundae, or some soda and a candy bar…the breakfast of champions!

I slept fine last night and woke up this morning with my muscles feeling slightly tense. In class, the only sign of sugar abuse was a my fingers slightly shaking. What’s in this stuff that is irritating the back of my throat? It feels tender. And my teeth feel really sensitive.

Just for kicks, here are the ingredients for Flipz Chocolate Pretzel Snacks:

Milk Chocolate (sugar, Chocolate, Cocoa Butter, Nonfat Milk, Lactose, Milkfat, Soy Lecithin, Vanillin (an artificial flavor), Enriched Flour (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine, Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Corn Syrup, Salt, Yeast, Baking Soda, Ammonium, Bicarbonate, Barley Malt Extract, Artificial Flavor.

Imagine making Flipz yourself!

“Honey, would you please run next door and ask the neighbor if they have any Mononitrate that we can borrow. We’re all out!”

How to Prepare Junk Food:

1 Teaspoon Folic Acid per 4 cups Sugar
1 cup Corn Syrup per 4 cups of Enriched Flour
Mix with semi sweet chocolate chips
Stir in folic acid
Sprinkle with Bicarbonate
Add artificial flavor to taste
Eat excessively

I’m feeling gross! I don’t know if I’m going to make it a whole 4 days with nothing but sugar…this is ridiculous. How can people eat this stuff?

To think, I used to eat Flipz on a regular basis. It makes me ill. It was self abuse—as if punishing myself for something. Anyone relate to that? It seems we smoke, drink, eat sugar, or do dangerous things as a form of self-punishment.

It’s like people who go drinking to get drunk and push beyond their threshold. Right now I’ve made it 3/4 through the box and must stop. I feel acidic and am craving cool, clear fresh water.

The Binge Begins!

Here I am eating my first sweet of my four day sugar binge. It’s a chocolate candy imported from France by my sweet honey, Gwenn.

First Sweet

The result:

It tastes just like I remember and feels like I ate chocolate yesterday.

I’m not especially interested in eating more, not at midnight when I have to get up to teach a class first thing in the morning.

My front tooth actually ached, which worries me! Sugar is so corrosive to our teeth.

The chocolates are assorted and I’ve eaten a few. One had a caramel/nut filling which adhered to my teeth. I forgot how that feels. Yuck. To be honest, I know there must have been times in my youth, probably more than I’d care to admit or know, in which I’d eat candy and skip brushing before bed. My poor teeth!

I’m going to keep a detailed log during the next four days of eating nothing but sugar.

Check back.

The BEST Costume

Gwenn made my costume and it’s way better than I imagined. If you’re not in Portland, check back after October 31st for Halloween pictures.

Sugar Free Halloween Party for Everyone

This Sunday, October 29th at PSU is the third annual Sugar Free Halloween Party!

Sugar Comic

Jeanne sent an interesting link about sugar and Halloween that’s worth a read. For even more sugar information, follow some of the links in the article.

Page 123 of 142
« First  <  121 122 123 124 125 >  Last »

About David

After a weekend-long sugar binge in 2003, I realized my problem was very real. It took some time but I finally figured out a way to stay off sweet junk food for good! Read more.

Quit Sugar?

Don’t quit sugar. Stop Being Sweet instead! Questions? Please ask.