I’m gradually (VERY gradually) making peace with the fact that my body simply cannot tolerate sugar any longer. I feel better when I abstain both from it, and alcohol. Oddly enough, considering what a lush I am, I miss sugar far more than I miss booze. Taking Metformin really takes away my taste for alcohol, why it doesn’t have the same effect on sugar cravings I have no idea.
The fact of the matter is that I can cut out the sugar, abstain from booze and exercise moderately and probably have another 30-40 healthy years. Or I can continue as I have been and spend the next ten years in and out of the hospital having various body parts removed until I die from sepsis. Actually Whit has promised to kevorkian me before I get to that point, but it’s still not something I care to think about.
And keep in mind, I’m a third-generation baker. The thought of never making another peach cobbler, or gingerbread cookies really depresses the hell out of me. I feel that I’ll almost be depriving Luke of his birthright. He’s a normal kid and he should be able to have treats. So the burning question is do I have the willpower to bake without eating?
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Can you eat a sugar substitute like Splenda or Truvia? It’s not exactly the taste of sugar but it can give sweetness and with Splenda it measures exactly like sugar. I’m a type 1 diabetic, been one since I was 7 years old and I’m 37 now so 30 years without sugar. It’s okay, my taste buds are used to it now, if something is too sweet it overwhelms them. But nothing could have been harder than losing your freedom to eat all the candy and sugar you wanted in prime sugar years, it was heartbreaking. Well, at least for me LOL.
Unfortunately no. They make me sick as well. Splenda gives me screaming headaches. I can’t imagine a childhood without candy, that must have been awful.
Oh well I’m sorry to hear that. I know it must be tough especially for someone who bakes. And yes it was tough especially with 3 brothers and lots of cousins who were all able to eat sugar and rubbed it in my face, just a little bit 🙂