About / My Worst Sugar Binge
My worst binge was a two-week long indulgence after having quit sugar for one year. I was working on my senior thesis for college, and I was housesitting at the same time. After dropping my friend at the airport, I stopped at the supermarket and walked the aisles looking for every type of favorite brand of sweet that I hadn’t eaten the previous year.
When I was checking out, I felt embarrassed until I realized that my product choices didn’t look very different from other people who were in line before and after me.
I purchased Captain Crunch, Pop-Tarts, chocolate chip granola bars, chocolate covered pretzels, chocolate chip cookies, Ben and Jerry’s ice cream, and a bunch of stuff I can’t even recall.
The first week, I was up all night and writing like a banshee. The second week, I began to crash and couldn’t stand the thought of eating a bag of Sun Chips, so I burned them in the fireplace (they burn a blue flame).
After a year of avoiding sweet junk food, I had conditioned my body to come down off of sweets, and by the end of the two-week sugar binge I was dying to eat something healthy.
What was your worst sugar binge like?