Is sugar contributing to my depression?
A week ago I was at a neighbors house. She smiled and offered me a huge slice of chocolate cream pie about 1/4th the size of the whole pie. I didn’t want to offend her, so I ate the whole thing…every last crumb.
Later that night, my daughter, Cindy, made a gorgeous chocolate cake for her sister’s birthday. Again I didn’t want to offend her, so I ate a generous slice. Afterward while wiping the table I finished up left-over slices from my grandchildren. Afterall, I didn’t want to waste.
What were the results of my approval-driven choices? Dah…
As the dark cloud of despair and self-hatred (I can’t believe I ate the whole thing!) lurked overhead, I remembered several years ago when I discovered my allergy to MSG. I had begun to be suspicious about headaches but the real clincher came when I put the MSG grains directly under my tongue…HEADACHE CITY 101!! I was convinced that I didn’t want to knowingly eat anything with MSG again.
What about sugar? I know I suffered negative effects because of my binge. Will it be enough to curb my desires and approval addiction? I hope so. Today is day four without sugar. In three weeks we are planning a cruise full of yummies (temptation city). Maybe when my resolve weakens I’ll have to grab some of that white stuff, put it directly under my tongue and be prepared for the results because I think I’m allergic to sugar!