I’m so glad to see you back for Day 2 of 31 Days to Annihilate Sugar! If you’ve missed anything about sugar addiction, you can find all the posts listed in one place and you can keep returning throughout the month of October for a new post every day.
What is Sugar?
So what is sugar? There are two answers. One psychological and one scientific. Let’s start with the more common but more complicated answer: sugar is emotionally charged. We love it! What’s not to love? It makes you feel good! And that feeling isn’t your imagination, it really can “make you” happy (that’s chemical…more about that later in the month). It is always there for a celebration. It’s dependable. It’s soothing. It’s calming. It’s always available. It can serve as a distraction from anything that you may not want to pay attention to in your life.
But the reality is much more simple. Sugar is a chemical molecule made up of twelve carbon atoms, twenty-two hydrogen atoms, and eleven oxygen atoms. That’s all. No emotion. Sugar is defined as:
, sugarcane sugar beet,
Shakespeare wrote “What’s in a name? that which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet…” – Romeo & Juliet. I don’t think that works for sugar and sugar addiction as well as it did for the Montagues.
How Do You Think Of Sugar?
You see, how we think of sugar (no matter what we call it) defines power. If in our heart of hearts, we think of sugar as joy, celebration, love, companion, comfort, dependable, or anything else tied to emotion, then we give our power over to sugar. If we can begin to think of sugar as C12H22O11, then it becomes so much less powerful.
Today’s Personal Sugar Addiction Challenge:
Be honest with yourself. Think long and hard about what role sugar plays in your life. Is it an emotional role? Or is it just a molecule with no more or less power than the house plant in the corner of your living room? Simple? Yes. Easy? No.
Sugar Addiction Action Item:
Look at the pictures in today’s post. Write down everything that comes to mind for you when you see these photos.
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Please leave your comments for me today – what is sugar to you? I can’t wait to connect and hear your answers!