Thursday, 11 October 2012
Special Diets: Sugar Free?
My journey with sugar began many years ago when I discovered I can't have aspartame. It makes me very unwell almost immediately and that lasts for about 3 hours. For about 3 years I couldn't touch it, nor any kind of soft drink because of the severe response I had to it. Now I can gamble with small amounts, but generally I avoid it like the plague. The suffering simply isn't worth it...and it's pretty scary stuff. Over this course of this year I've also discovered that regular sugar is no friend of mine. If you've been reading here a while you'll know that I have discovered that sugar is evil...and I've talked a little about why.
But it's really hard to avoid it. And it's even harder to choose not to have it. Even when you know it won't be a good thing. This is really something that I need to address and I think the key may lie in finding alternative foods that I really enjoy. I found some sugar-free chocolate. It's OK, but it doesn't thrill me.
This is something that I really need to get a handle on. If you have any stories to share leave a comment - I'd love to hear from you.