I know what you're thinking. "Bitter? Sugar? Come on ... it's sweet!" or you're thinking something like it.
I did a little experiment the other night, after having been sugar free for FIVE days, eating really healthy and lots of fruit and veggies, feeling really good. Yep, I was an idiot, and I tried sugar. I had three tiny cookies and a piece of chocolate. Sadly, that was a *little* sugar for me, a sugar fiend through and through.
The next morning rolled around ... I had a raging headache which turned into a migraine throughout the day, so I drank some Pepsi with my headache medicine to kill it. The stroller broke while the kids were out and when I got to them, they started asking for ice cream. So we got some. I ate a cone, which, in all honesty, was less ice cream than I normally would have eaten.
About this time, I was feeling lousy and tired and frustrated. It was dinnertime, so we got Mexican takeout. Really? From bad to worse! I was so bloated and so sick the rest of the night, and I've been super cranky since the cookies and chocolate. It was NOT a good thing. And it was all triggered from a smidge of sugar.
Today, I still feel bloaty and gross from all of that, but oddly enough, I don't want any sugar. Maybe because I've learned what it does to my body and my mind. The bitter result from eating sweets was not worth it. I just hope I can remember that when Easter rolls around since it is my birthday this year, too.