It's the kind of embarrassing moment you never forget...
...the morning I had to fess up to my roommate that I'd eaten her entire container of frosted sugar cookies. I thought I’d sneak just one…or two, and before I knew it, all twelve were gone.
All twelve cookies.
In one night.
And to make matters worse, I was in school to be a Registered Dietitian! I was acing all my classes, but felt like a fraud.
I didn’t feel like this was me, and yet it didn’t even feel like a choice.
Sugar Owned Me
To tell the truth, those cookies weren't my only overindulgence. There were hundreds of similar moments. Midnight cookie dough runs. Rearranging my schedule to hit the dessert table between classes. Intentionally buying “Halloween candy” in August. Hitting up McDonald’s for Shamrock Shakes in March. Downing Pumpkin Spice lattes at Starbucks in September. Buying jugs of Eggnog right after Thanksgiving. I would down them like they were going out of style, because they were! I knew I was falling for every marketing trick in the book, but I couldn’t stop myself.
My family lovingly teased me, calling me “Cookie Monster” and my friends called me “Garbage Disposal.” At first I laughed along with them, but after a while, the laughter started to sting.
I can’t count the number of times I tried to get a fresh start. I tried countless "sugar detoxes." But I kept caving, and winding up in the same place in a matter of days. And putting on weight. Every time I would be a little more angry at myself for being too weak to control it, breaking my promises and not being able to stick to my decisions. Maybe I was just flawed?
Sugar has the same effect on the brain as cocaine
Years later I realized I had, what I now know, as sugar addiction. Most people don’t know it, but sugar has the same effect on the brain as cocaine. It triggers the same reward centers. Sugar sensitivity is real.
I was an addict.
And here's the kicker—the eating regimen I was learning in dietitian school (the low-fat, low-calorie diet) only added fuel to the fire. It brought me to the unhealthiest point of my life, and my heaviest weight.
But what happened next is what pushed me over the edge.
This diet is what landed him on your operating table!
It was my last year of dietitian school when I got the call. My father had to have an unexpected major heart surgery. For as long as I could remember, he was the picture of health, following all "the rules" and yet he ended up in the hospital. Something didn’t add up. Doctors and dietitians told him to maintain his low-calorie low-fat diet.
That’s when I got angry. “This diet is what landed him here on your operating table!” That’s when I was determined to figure it out on my own. I had to become my own advocate so I could be my dad’s advocate, too.
See ya never, low-fat diet!
To my surprise, after looking at all of the scientific research and studies, I had to do the exact opposite of what I learned in school.
I quit the low-fat, low-cal dieting, and amazingly, I stopped being consumed with thoughts of food. No more days without energy. My brain had never felt more clear and powerful. I lost the "Freshman Fifteen" (Twenty) effortlessly.
Fast forward to today: I’m in the best shape of my life! I never thought this was possible. For so long, I had believed that a sugar addiction was just part of my identity, my genetics…me. And that was a lie.
A sugar addiction was never my destiny, and isn't yours either!
It’s no wonder our country is getting fatter and sicker.
There’s too much misinformation out there based on outdated research contained in dusty old textbooks.
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