I was an addict

ad·dict (noun)

 a person who is addicted to a particular substance –google

I admit it. I used to be an addict. 

I wanted it every single moment. 1 was never enough. It would be on my mind all the time, day and night. And once I got a little of it, I just couldn’t stop. I wanted more. I needed more.

I am Ky Malupa, and I used to be a sugar addict.

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Too much drama?

I’m not kidding.

Sugar addiction is horrible. And you don’t even notice that you have it.

You know 3 Musketeers? OF COURSE YOU DO.

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Oh dude. Please. I could finish 3 in 1 sitting. Easily. 3 Musketeers is just a cloud of goodness, every bite is heaven.

Nestle chocolate Crunch? THAT was my absolute favorite. 1 bar was never enough.

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Twinkies. Damnnnnnn. Twinkies. If I had no self control, 1 box of 10 pieces would be gone in 1 sitting.

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These were my goddesses of sugar. These are what dream are made of!

Why quit it if it’s soo good, right?

Even as a child my grandma would always remind us to stay away from sugar because we have diabetes in our family history, on both sides. Diabetes is a hard disease. I have an uncle who has it and I see how difficult it is for him.

But it’s not just diabetes that you get from too much consumption. I did some reading online and here are some of the major reasons why refined sugar is bad for you.

It has no essential nutrients.

Bad for your teeth.

It can overload your liver.

Sugar can cause insulin resistance, leading to diabetes.

It can give you cancer.

Major contributor to obesity.

http://authoritynutrition.com/

I’m sure there are more reasons why refined sugar is bad for us. Hands up who wants to eat something with no nutritional value, that will cause obesity and wreck your teeth, at the same time destroy your liver, give you diabetes and cancer?

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Husband would always tell me that maybe it was the sugar that was giving me the rashes. Pissed me off. I’d be like, “get off my back, bitch.” I’ve already given up soo much, dairy, gluten, corn. He has got to be kidding me if he thought I was giving up sugar. I do have self control, but over sugar? No way. Not possible..

Possible.

Since I arrived in New York for my vacation, I have been more conscious of avoiding refined sugar, and I am more successful with this feat because I am not able to bake. Most of our sugar intake in Malaysia was from my baked goods. They were dairy free and gluten free, but not sugar free. Being away from my mixer is actually doing me good.

They say that it takes 21 days to form a habit. Maybe it works the opposite way too? We have yet to see how it will go when I am back in my kitchen. But I have faith that my will power will see me through.

I know I said “used to be.” I am actually still in the process of letting go of refined sugar. I’m not there yet, but I’m a great believer of “The Secret.” Positive thinking is the key,  and goal setting. Success in your battle starts with admitting that you have a problem.

I say to sugar..

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About Ky Malupa

Housewife. Mother of 2 angels. Gluten free, dairy free, corn free baker and eater. SLE patient. Hair and Makeup Artist. Image Enhancement Instructor.
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