Nicole Alderman wrote:The sugar season is killing us this year. It's the first year my son is in school,......
Nicole Alderman wrote:
My son always wants pomegranates, though. ...He gets to pick whichever expensive fruit he wants at the store, if he doesn't eat any of the sweet treats.
G Freden wrote:I gave up sugar and grains almost ten years ago and have found that if I cheat, it takes at least 2 weeks of cravings before I settle back down. That said, I find the holiday season just too hard and a few years ago I decided to forgive myself for giving in. It lasts from Thanksgiving to New Year, and I still eat my normal meals, but don't beat myself up for eating sugary things. I accept that sugar/grains will happen and in January I will endure 2 weeks of cravings; then it's 11 months of good food again. I'm lucky that we don't have many cookie-pushers around us, and my husband's diabetic so we don't have sweets in the house as a rule anyway.
If I'm going to cheat, I want it to be worth it: for me, that means real butter in it not vegetable oil, real cream, real eggs, etc. I don't want to have to go through those two weeks for something mediocre.