Part 3- my vices, my addictions: Sugar

Can you recall those random trips to the fridge when you’re not even hungry, but still crave for some food? (mostly sweet)

Our mind is a spoilt little brat that way. Never wants to be disciplined. Goes haywire the moment we let loose.

This happened to me more than once.

Studying for final year of med school can really take a toll on one’s food habits. I wasn’t much of a fitness enthusiast to begin with. But this year, due to the vastness of subjects I had to study, the assignments and other college work, I didn’t get a chance to work out for a long time.

And couldn’t really curb my apetite.

Quick bio fact- Brain utilises the most glucose as compared to any other body part. So when studies increased, so did my apetite. I kept big chunk of chocolate bars in my fridge and couldn’t really care how many I ate.

All things said and done, fast forward 4 months, I felt in the worst shape of my life.

Then I stumbled across a few videos on youtube, where I understood the seriousness of this habit.

After some introspection, I decided to change my eating habits, one step at a time. And a week into this, I already feel healthy, happy and proud.

What I learnt-

Healthy mind and healthy body go hand in hand. You must pay attention to both.

Sugar addiction is a real thing and it releases the same pleasure chemical in the brain which is released due to cocaine use.

Working out even for just 30 minutes can instantly elevate your mood.

Good health is 70 percent made in the kitchen and 30 percent in the gym.

Do let me know your sugar addiction / fitness stories. And let me know your thoughts on these!

Lots of love,

Brown girl on a budget ๐Ÿ™‚

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5 thoughts on “Part 3- my vices, my addictions: Sugar

  1. optimisticdysthymic says:

    I’ve been using sugar to ward off the symptoms of depression. Ironically in the long term it makes the depression worse. I haven’t yet found anything that gets me close to that instant ‘pick me up’ that sugar gives, even though I know it’s bad for me.
    I’ve started logging my food and have been doing quite well, but this weekend I relapsed and my physical and mental state has plummeted.
    It’s unbelievable when you walk through a supermarket how much sugary stuff is on the shelves. Alcohol is pushed to one side yet sugar is everyehere. Moderation is key, but that doesn’t strike me as encouraging moderation!

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    • New kid on the blog says:

      I’ll told u what i tried. I just tapered the dose a little. U eat a whole pastry in one sitting, just make it half. Remind yourself what it does to your body and why it is bad for you.
      Small steps over a long time can make a huge difference! All the power to you ๐Ÿ™‚

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