i used to think i had a bit of a “sweet tooth”. a piece of candy now and again, no harm done. not anymore. now it’s sugar every couple of hours, cookie dough, muffin tops, quarter machines at meijer… holy wow! it’s full blown addiction at this point and i don’t want it having such a strong hold on my life anymore.
there are so many adverse effects of sugar and the biggest one i notice is my mood. i’m up, then i’m down, up, down, up… i used to be very “zen” as my friends would tell me. i’ve just never been able to have the willpower to quit it. i think i’ve just thought of something that may work. you know how they tell smokers to think of how much they spend each week on cigarettes and that it adds up to a million dollars (close enough) a year? well, every time i go to spend so much as a quarter on sugar, i’m going to save it in a jar. i bet it’ll add up faster than i might think, and i’ll use it for a yoga class or something positive.
any other suggestions on keeping the willpower strong?