Sugar, part deux

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July 29, 2012 by Zuri

It’s been a while since I posted, most likely because I haven’t had much to post about.  My diet has shrunk some.  Medication that I’ve recently been switched to gives me nausea and thus reduces my appetite.  I eat about half as much as I used to.  Because of this, I lost ten pounds.

However, I have been continuing with my low sugar diet.  I take truvia in my tea, and still drink artificial sweeteners in my Crystal Light.  I’ve discovered, that because of this, my body is developing some manner of intolerance for real sugar.

Full sugar sodas, sweet candies, desserts – things that have a high sugar content – are making me feel ill.  For example, I may drink an energy drink twice a month (when my gaming group meets).  As of late, I’ve been drinking the Rockstar Recovery, which is their low-calorie lemonade sweetened with sucralose.

Last night, for a change, I decided to get the fruit punch flavour, which is one of their regular, full sugar varieties.  I drank it, and shortly after, I felt ill.  Nausea, fuzziness, I thought I was going to throw up.

I feel the same way if I drink too much soda, or combine soda and a candy bar.  I recognise this feeling, and know that I shouldn’t have sugar if I feel this way.  Too much sugar, with me not having had a lot of sugar, just has a negative effect.

While this is most likely a good thing, in order to cut down on processed sweets, I do sometimes forget that it’s just a bad idea, and swamp myself with chocolate goodies and cola.  I regret it later.  My body gets it’s revenge on me.

I think, yet again, I need to be more aware of what I’m consuming, not just for my weight, but for how my body feels in general.  You need to listen to the cues that your body gives, sometimes, it knows more than you do.

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