The concept of diets has always been intriguing to me.
On one hand “a diet” is some regimen, plan or program you go on to lose weight (usually).
On the other hand “your diet” is the description of what you eat or how you eat. Sometimes they have names like vegetarian or paleo.
So what, pray tell, is “the sugar detox diet?”
I guess it would be ANY diet that reduces or eliminates sugar right?
But is sugar food?
Sure it’s found in some commercially produced “food” but…
Is it really food?
I’ve had a lot of years to think about this and watch people try and deal with this strange and almost mythical substance but to my mind, this is where the entire controversy hinges.
Sugar is prepared so it is somehow appealing to our senses and has a sweet taste that resembles something in nature – fruit.
But is something that is reduced to a white powder that way actually still a food? Is cocaine? Is heroin?
I love getting philosophical like this.
Most of the people I work with are HIGH functioning sugar addicts. They really like these brain teaser questions and dilemmas.
The questions they ask me in early recovery shock me no end.
They are totally perplexed by the idea that in the rest of their life people think of them as highly competent.
Good mothers, good bosses, good students, good employees, good spouses, daughters, lovers and friends.
They can handle just about anything you can throw at them.
But when it comes to sugar and their sugar consumption in general – well it would be safe to say they consider themselves failures. Many have said as much.
So why is that?
Why do you think that sugar can defeat the best of us?
My belief: Sugar gets no respect.
Just because it happened to evolve into our food system in a big way over the last three or four hundred years, before modern science was even invented, does not mean that it is not everything all the newest scientific studies are calling it – toxic, deadly, disease-causing and dangerous.
I might add a powerful psychoactive drug that could be addicting us to it.
We just don’t have time to get the 110% verifications that all the “possible” dis-eases caused by sugar are really real.
We need to step out on faith and do what we need to do in order to correct our behavior around the product for ourselves and our families.
Can I get an Amen!
Sorry, it’s Sunday and maybe I miss the sermons.
If you’ve read this far you don’t only need us but we need you. We need you to get off the stuff yourself, see what happens and if it’s a positive outcome – we then need you to help us spread the word far and wide.
Listen to what Maria, a powerful entrepreneur, said a few days ago: (we get tons of these)“Coming to the end of my first two months without added obvious sugary foods; chocolate, cakes, desserts, biscuits etc. 7lb down despite lots of stresses including going self-employed and a 3-week bout of cold. Treated myself to a gorgeous facial and massage followed by a lovely meal with friends.”