I have a little Sugar Monster lurking on my shoulder. Lately, the Sugar Monster has been on my heavy and hard. Who/what is the Sugar Monster?
The Sugar Monster is a little monster that sits on my shoulder and says, "Evelyn eat those cookies, they won't hurt you, you need a little sweetness every now and then. Mr. B offered you a slice of cake, you can't turn it down. Yum, yum!! Eat it!"
I'm afraid to say that on Saturday, I went a little over board and I allowed the Sugar Monster to take total control of my will to reject sweets. I ate a lot of coconut cookies on Saturday and that was not a good thing.
The coconut cookies smelled like the organic coconut oil that I use and had 10 grams of sugar per cookie. Picture me sniffing a cookie and saying, "wow this smells just like coconut oil" and then devouring the cookie. Needless to say, I felt the effects of eating too much sugar.
I couldn't help falling asleep on my trip back home. Thankfully, I was not driving. I know it sounds bad! This was a definite wake up call.
I need to stop letting the Sugar Monster have control. I'm in control and I run this camp.
Yesterday, I was challenged to eat a peanut butter cookie. My husband baked some cookies and I almost grabbed one without giving it much thought, but I stopped myself. Needless to say the Sugar Monster was very disappointed.
Sugar Monster find yourself a new home, because you don't life here anymore. The captain has spoken!
I know the harm that sugar can have on the body and I will leave it alone. Anytime, I have a craving for something sweet, I will reach for some fruit.
If you find yourself having a sugar craving, reach for some juicy fruit and I'm not taking about juicy fruit gum. I'm talking about nature's juicy fruit.
Keep the Sugar Monster at bay.
Have a great Monday!