how sweet it is

Some of you have asked if my acupuncturist/naturopath has me off sugar. Well, I’m very sad to say that yes, I am supposed to be off dairy, wheat, and sugar until I get better. Of course, I have already failed. Who knew that evaporated cane juice is the same as sugar (okay, so everyone except ME knew that, and I think I actually knew, too, but I was in denial). I am feeling better already, though, so I am hoping I can dive into cupcakes very soon.
In the meantime, I am making myself happy by purchasing sweets-related items. This is going to adorn our kitchen:

I have a thing for soft serve, and I was recently thinking I should start collecting soft serve-related items, so I could not pass this up.
All right, time for dessert (GRAPEFRUIT. Oh, the horror, the horror).

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14 Responses to how sweet it is

  1. megan says:

    Wait, now you are eating grapefruit instead of wearing it???
    Hurry up and start the colonic blogging!

  2. Laura says:

    Nooo… grapefruit is awesome! And it’s good with some Sweet ‘n Low sprinkled on top instead of the evil sugar! 🙂

  3. carolyn says:

    but dude. you have always eaten the same admittedly large amounts of sugar. but you have not always been sick. so i guess sugar COULD be the reason you are sick now but it is not NECESSARILY so. if you’d like me to diagram this as an X/Y formal logic statement for you to bring to your next appointment, i got a LOT OF PRACTICE doing those today.
    i think grapefruit is disgusting. maybe if you plug your nose, does that make it better? or wear blinders? what if you put 8 cups of sugar on it… oh right. no sugar. damn.

  4. Catherine says:

    I came off sugar, and stayed off for 3 years – it made a HUGE difference to my health.
    After a few months I was able to make cookies with honey rather than sugar – it’s still bad, but it’s not as bad as sugar. You can also make a lot of cakes with canderel/sweetner, and maybe diabetic chocolate bars are even nicer than regular chocolate! Also, you can eat Atkins candy and cake mix – its sugar free.
    It doesn’t have to be as bad as you think; there are no sugar alternatives out there.

  5. Catherine says:

    … by ‘no sugar alternatives’ I meant ‘no-sugar alternatives’ as in sugar free, not that there are’t any…! lmao

  6. Petula says:

    I used to get sick a lot, and I have to say that I really believe cutting out sugar has made a big difference. The cravings were pure torture the first week, but after a while they go away. No, really.

  7. jen says:

    Hey…my acupuncturist/herbalist has me off sugar, starches as well! the first week was tough…but i felt SO MUCH better after! but my entire family (chinese) keeps asking me “how can you be FULL without RICE???” the holidays were hard…working at a hospital there were sweets everywhere from doctors. so yes, i cheated. but it’s a new year..i gotta get back on track! hehe. my doctor said that i could eat as much fruit as I wanted…minus watermelon b/c that is pure sugar. so i’ve been eating ALOT of fruit. 🙂 but no rice and no noodles has been very very tough.

  8. Chris says:

    Love the sign for your kitchen. Gosh, if I had signs for sweets in my kitchen, they would just remind me to eat more sweets…

  9. The Skirt says:

    I’ve been off sugar before – naturopath’s advice, for systemic candida.
    The cravings were intense initially – till I stopped the sugar substitutes etc. and just went cold turkey.
    By cold turkey, I mean no fruit, no fruit juices, nothing with more than 5% sugar. No veges with lots of sugar, like sweet potatoes.
    The cold turkey treatment really cut down on cravings, and then after a few months I started to re-introduce sweet things – slowly and occasionally.
    The best part about it (because there was only one, I didn’t even get any thinner) was that I could taste things SO much better. Even crazily subtle flavours were much clearer.
    I’ve been eating sugar again for a few years, but every once in a while I need to cut down again. I now crave salt.

  10. Catherine says:

    Just in response to some other commentors – I also found that, although the first three days were living hell and I couldn’t follow one sentence to another, after that I was fine.
    Also, I did lose weight; about 7lbs.

  11. marielle says:

    Oh, sugar! You may recall I had to go sugar-free for health reasons several years ago – as a matter of fact, the 23rd of this month marks my three-year anniversary of being sugar-free. And I’m still constantly amazed at how much better I feel – off of the allergy and sinus meds I used to live on, rarely sick, and when I do get the occasional cold it’s over in half the time it used to take.
    I honestly don’t know what the sugar/sinus/cold connection is – I think having excess sugar in one’s system creates a hospitable environment for bacteria to grow, or something – but I do know that there’s something to it.
    Email me if you need moral support here – and hang in there!

  12. cherylc says:

    I was just thinking last night that grapefruit is one of my three favorite foods. Of course, one of the others is chocolate…

  13. Leslie says:

    The dreaded “yeast” diet, blech, but I hear it works. Happy draining.

  14. Rachael says:

    Whatever you do or eat, I’m sure it’ll be fun. You’ll make it so. Hope you feel better soon!

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