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.