April 12, 2008 · Comments (8)
I’m back from a friend’s birthday party. Of course there was cake for dessert. The cake was huge and it was chocolate. And there was ice cream. I didn’t eat any of it. I’ve eaten enough chocolate cake in my time to know what I’m missing.
The thing that fascinates me is that they asked me if I’m still not eating sugar. They can’t believe it. One of them asked why I’m not eating sugar. I’ve told them before. I’m not annoyed; I’m fascinated. Why don’t people believe me?
It’s interesting that they think I must have eaten sweets since the last time I declared, “No more sweets.” That was in November during my birthday dinner. They were there when I said it. People won’t believe you if you stop being sweet. They won’t know what to do with you. And I don’t know what to do with them. Normally I’ll eat some fruit after dinner. Is it okay to bring fruit to someone’s house for my own dessert? Bringing a sugar-free dessert just seems tacky. So what’s an unsweet person to do? Bring enough for everyone!
Perhaps make some fruit salad. Maybe bring some sugar-free date fudge. Then people could sample something healthy and delicious and decide for themselves. When I first tasted a sugar-free chocolate chip cookie from that vegan bakery on St. Marks St. in New York City I thought it was like eating cardboard. Your dinner friends will probably think the same but don’t worry. After quitting sugar, healthy desserts taste like heaven. And the best part is most people at the table will opt for the sugary junk and leave more of the good stuff for you!