Sugar addict seeking help! Ok, well, some days it’s chips that I can't stop thinking about and can't stop at just a hand-full. I feel the guilt and shame but somehow I rationalize that the day was just so busy, and this is my time to relax and recharge and tonight I will just have a couple. Ha! Like that ever happens!
When this happens, I know I’m out of balance. I am irritable, and I get frustrated easier than I would like. Everything seems like a lot of work and I can't seem to have as much fun as I would like. I stress about everything, and even though certain things are indeed stressful, I also become stressed about things that aren't significant, in hind sight.
Here’s where my training as a naturopath should kick in. In the past, when I start feeling this way, my plan has been:
I feel that I shouldn't have to "take" anything to get back in balance, but I have just listed a couple things to "take". I feel strongly that the food I get addicted to is not natural and has been manipulated to addict me, so I have decided to take aggressive action and "take" stuff until their hold on me is over. Once you start to feel better, you may be able to cut back on the supplements.
This works for me. Good luck on the sugar train!
Dr. Carissa Natural Care Clinic, Burlington, ON
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