Thought you might like to know what happens when you go on a sugar binge after being clean for months.
Some people get headaches, some people start vomiting, some people just get really tired. Me, I got fat. Bloat city.
Two weeks ago my tummy was as flat as it could be, given I have a c-sec pouch and crinkly stretchies. I entertained myself sometimes playing with my belly button, extra crinkly thanks to an old piercing scar. A tactile fun space worthy of a theme park, but it was flat. Quitting sugar had done that, and nothing else.
Then some things were said that pushed my biggest buttons and I went for the sugar. 5 chocolate frogs one day @ 5g each. A big pile of marshmallow snowballs the next @ 15g each. I don’t even like marshmallow. 2 cherry ripes @ 25g each. Over the course of a week if it was in my house and sweet, I ate it.
Seems being cured of emotional eating only applies to the small stuff. My big issues are still there, and are still triggers. I’m disappointed with myself about that.
But back to the consequences…I’m round. I’m still a smaller size than I was, but back to being round and expansive. My tummy is no longer crinkly and fun. A bender of one week did that. Imagine if I stayed on the sweet stuff for longer, how round would I get?
There are other repercussions too. Digestive sadness. Back pain. General body malaise. Inflammation.
Back to detox :( Quitting again is worth it, truly, I just wish I could quit my emotional triggers too.