On 1st November I joined the Alzheimer's societies quit for a bit, my particular vice being sugar. I thought that perhaps it would be a good way to try and kick this demon into touch. I knew it was going to be hard, but crikey I'm on day 4 and I am struggling. The surprising thing is I'm not craving chocolate, just something sweet, you know like donuts as seen on the "bake off" last night...you know the ones from the 1980's the finger donut with posh custard and jam (Or the synthetic cream). Or a really nice lemon tart! I resorted to making myself wholemeal toast with a cuppa soup. I can tell you it really wasn't a substitute and it really didn't fool my tastebuds. They knew immediately that I was cheating them...and they screamed out in protest. So the hunt began!! You know the one looking through the cupboards, the fridge for something sweet, Jam, Nutella, marmalade, hot chocolate was all out even the Horlicks that lurked at the back of the cupboard was off limits.
With a thumping headache cold turkey headache I reached for the chai latte and 2 paracetamol. A sweet legal fix. So now into the gym, to produce that happy dopamine to fool my brain.
Will I be able to get to the end of november without a sugar fix. I will keep you posted.