Friday, October 10, 2014


“It’s not like I always go overboard — but those instances, every few months, when I do catch myself in the swell of a full-on sweets binge? It can get ugly. Because not only do I feel helpless, bloated and ashamed afterward, but the ensuing crash makes me super-irritable and ill-equipped to be around other people. And yet… I continually do the whole deranged dance over and over again. Why? Because… addict.

I’ve long flirted with the idea of quitting refined sugar (the really bad kind that’s in all my beloved treats) for good. With the help of a 12-step program, I gave up alcohol years ago — I’m still off it, although I’m no longer in program — so I know it’s possible to live without the substances that seem to fuel your very core. I’ve managed to cut out sugar for short stretches in the past, usually with the help of a nutritionist, but my passion for candy has always lured me back into its grip.”

The Diary of a Sugar Addict in Detox

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