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Sugar Shock

For some reason I woke up this morning and had a fairly sweet breakfast, and then, when I didn’t get a lunch break I turned to several sugary snacks (in the form of a cranberry-orange muffin and chocolate soymilk) before noon. But that sugar rush made me crave more long into the afternoon and evening. Let’s just say I didn’t have my healthiest day of eating and felt pretty rotten because of it.

I find that a post-sugar crash drags my mood, energy, motivation, ability to concentrate, even my patience way down. I know I need to be more careful in regulating the sugar I put into my body, but I have such a sweet tooth!

They say the more sugar you eat, the more you crave, so I’ve got a plan. A pretty challenging plan to stop these sugar highs and lows—and putting empty calories into my body.  I’m aiming for one sweet treat a day (be it chocolate chip pancakes at breakfast, a flavored latte, a brownie, or just a York Peppermint Pattie) and then limit it to one every other. Though there are sweets, often being handed out for free, everywhere I turn, I know this will help keep my mood even and also help me be more productive at schoolwork.

Do you set limits on your eating or do you allow an indulgence whenever a craving hits? How does sugar affect you? Find out if you should start a sugar fast.

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