Friday, October 3, 2008

Sugar Challenge!

So I was watching the Ellen show yesterday and there was this nutritionist on there who said that Cheese, Chocolate and Sugar, when eaten, release small amounts of opiates that put happy thoughts (and feelings) in your brain. So, the more you eat it, the more "false" happy you feel. The problem is, the "high" only lasts as long as your are eating it and it is being digested.

What is funny is that when I was pregnant I started craving sweets, especially desert after meals. So... being pregnant, I indulged myself. Now; however, I can't stop. I see an ice cream commercial and I want ice cream. I see chocoloate... and Poof! I am on a mission to get me some chocolate. Not to mention I am lactose intollerant and Italian (which is really like God's sick joke), but I LOVE cheese, unfortunately, every time I eat it I become sickly!

So... I am throwing out this challenge. The nutritionist said that if you stop eating sugar, chocolate and cheese for 7 - 10 days, the toxins/opiates will be removed from your body and you will no longer crave these things. Obviously, I am trying to get as healthy as possible, so I am going to try it.

Who's with me??


On the health front... we did get the scan results and, unfortunately, they were not what we were hoping for. We are being sent to an endocrinologist. Thank you again for all your prayers and well wishes. I am SURE everything will be fine. God has a plan and I believe this with all my heart!!! Whatever comes my way, I know this is God's plan for me.


Larissa said...

Normally I'd be on board with you, but I JUST posted about my new-found love for hot chocolate at Starbucks. Oops :)

HM said...

Ok I don't know if I can do this one...I just looked at the picture you put up and the delicious white chocolate and now I seriously want some! But to be honest, I don't eat a lot of sweets, I prefer fruits (and ya I know they have sugars). Let me think about this one. Oh and I will continue to pray for you!


Kelli said...

Lord knows I NEED to give up those things- it would definately help with the prego weighloss... however, need and want are two opposites!

And you are always in my prayers! God does have a grand plan!

Lia said...

I read your blog often but have yet to leave a comment. I wanted to let you know that my prayers are with you and your family. You're right, God does have a plan and sometimes we may not understand until much later.

d.a.r. said...

Wow your post on my blog really touched me. It is going to be so hard, but I just got down on my knees and humbled myself in front of God--I cannot do this alone! Thank you so much for your positive encouragement :)

And please know that you are in my prayers. You seem to be handling the stress of it all really well, better than I would be. Hang in there, hopefully the uncertainty is over soon and you guys can just make some decisions and start treating whatever is going on. Hang in there.