I soaked my shirt last night in bed.
I woke up with my entire shirt wet from sweat.
Pissed off doesn’t even begin to cover how I felt.
I got over it quickly – because I’ve accepted the world as it is – and not as I’d like it to be.
Here’s the deal.
I was out walking on a beautiful Southern California day, banking, post office – my life is set up so I can walk everywhere.
So I see this cool little Israeli place featuring lentil soup – so I’m excited.
When I’m out to eat I can usually be safe with a few things and lentil soup is one of them. But I always ask anyway. Actually, my asking is more like an interrogation.
I don’t want what happened last night to happen. In the over 25 years I’ve been off sugar it’s happened maybe 10 times.
Despite asking, talking to the cook (not the main one, my fault) and trying to make sure this Zagat rated restaurant didn’t use sugar in their lentil soup I said OK.
Well, I knew immediately on the way home.
The buzz is SO NICE. It’s hard to be mad when you’re that high. Everything is right with the world. The spring flowers looked magical and I was just floating home.
The last time sugar accidently got into my body was maybe five years ago. So man did I have a flood of dopamine to deal with. I don’t worry about it much anymore.
Later, of course, I crashed.
I literally nodded off for an hour in my desk chair. That has never happened.
Then I was a little down.
Then the night sweats…
….And the waking up starving.
By now – I know the drill.
The sugar-free of the world should have rights.
I’m dead serious!
I’m tired of this.
Non-smokers now have rights. Children aren’t “accidently” fed alcohol in restaurants.
Anyway, rant over but you get the idea.
For about one-third of the population, sugar has a strong effect. And when you eat it all day, every day, it just wreaks havoc on the body.
If you currently have night sweats it could be a sign of sugar withdrawals. Even if you’ve never quit. If one day you have a big dose and the next a small one – the discrepancy could cause the sweats.
I hear about it all the time doing this work. Very easy to track.
If this drug is causing symptoms, health issues and weight gain you’re not happy with we can show you how to get it under control.
If you’ve had night sweats and they are concerning you – please don’t run out and get a pill until you rule out that it could just be your body’s reaction to sugar withdrawals.
If you’re currently trying to quit and this has happened to you – well now you know – it’s pretty normal – don’t freak. Don’t freak but let it help you understand it’s effect on your body.
If you’re in the two-thirds of people who don’t get physically addicted or have strong physical reactions like I describe above then bringing your emotional sugar use under control should be a walk in the park. Here’s how.