I am craving sugar like you wouldn’t believe. I haven’t had this kind of craving for ages. I have tried everything… sweet vegetables and onions didn’t cut it tonight. Nor did dark chocolate.
I moved on to the hidden bag of celebrations, the posh chocolate in the dining room, the final few tangfastics hidden in the coffee cupboard. And now I am on ice cream.
But nothing is really working.
It is strange that I am craving sugar, in a week that I am learning so much about how bad it is for you. A key factor in inflammation which is the bedrock of most disease and a major contributor to obesity.
Since doing the 10 day sugar detox in January this year, I have consciously been aware of all the hidden sugar in our daily diets and consciously decided to make better choices.
So why the craving? I am also learning that cravings are often not related to food, but more of an emotion or missing emotion; turning to food to fill an emotional gap or detract from an abundance of uncomfortable feeling.
I have been nestled with my 3 little boys (includes the cat) on the sofa, tickling backs and stroking heads. But one head is missing. And I could over think it. But I am pretty sure that’s it. A deep seated, hidden anxiety when we aren’t together.
No amount of sugar will mask that feeling. But perhaps a peppermint tea will?