Over the course of the week, it was extremely difficult to avoid eating sugary foods/drinks. The first day was fairly easy. However by the third day I constantly thought about sweets throughout the day. I also found myself experiencing mood swings throughout the week. In contrast, I felt better physically. Usually when I overindulge in sugar, I have an energy boost, but shortly afterwards, I feel extremely tired. Throughout my week without sugar, I felt like I had a significant amount of energy to complete my daily tasks as well as exercise.
This assignment was especially difficult, because it seems that an opportunity to consume sugar appears frequently throughout my daily life. Whether I was passing on a Snicker’s bar in the checkout line or declining a doughnut at work, it was a constant struggle to keep myself focused on completing the assignment. I visited Chicago with my family for the labor day weekend, and at one point, I felt as if I was missing out because everyone partook in Garrett’s caramel popcorn, and raved about it’s delicious taste.
I’ve always known that my attachment to delicious sweet treats was unhealthy, but this assignment further