Friday, December 19, 2014
Sweet Sugary Bliss
I've got some bad habits. The one I am talking about today is my addiction to sugar.
I tried to quit sugar a couple of months ago, I bought the sugar-free recipe book, threw out the chocolate syrup, finished off my maple syrup (hey I buy the premium maple syrup!) and even bought Stevia. And coconut milk to cook with. And Cocao - which is like cocoa but less processed (and sugar-free). I proudly made my first (and last) batch of sugar-free granola.
Like wearing a parka in a snowstorm with a huge hole in the back. Something critical was missing. Something magical and wonderful and delicious. I optimistically froze some, and then after about a day of a brutal inner war (or a few hours anyway) I dumped the granola on a big bowl of ice-cream. With chocolate chips. And whip cream. I WISH that were an exaggeration for comedic affect. Sadly, it is all too true. So is the fact I bought Toblerone's at Costco 'for Christmas gifts'. HA. I am the master of self-deluding lies. I had a Toblerone a day all this week. Except for today. And like the addict I am, my body is screaming for it's dopamine hit. #Must.Bake.Cookies.
I did switch to Cheerios - it has the least amount of sugar grams of all the breakfast cereal's I looked at. (Not counting the straight bran stuff...ew). I think maybe if I stop putting sprinkles on top I may be on to something.
Our goal as an average human is something like 6 TEASPOONS of sugar daily. There are about 58 grams of sugar in one Toblerone bar - every four grams is a teaspoon...calculator please...about 14 teaspoons of sugar. Ugh. Ignorance is sweet, sweet sugary bliss. Excuse me while I drown my sorrows in the left-over chocolate frosting from Bill's birthday in April. Girl's gotta have her fix...