What is Mum 2 Mum? I have made many good friends online and often wish that I could sit down with them for a cuppa and chat like I do with my real life friends; other Mums with good advice, interesting stories to share, laughs to be had and experiences to learn from. Mum 2 Mum is a place where as online friends we can share a little of our own experiences, so why not pop in for a cuppa and join the conversation.
Sugar is my crutch. When I am tired or upset, bored or hungry, sugar is what I crave. Especially the sugar variety known as chocolate, in all its brown, velvety goodness. I know that chocolate and sugar are not good for me, offering nothing nutritionally, contributing to the terrible bloating which makes me look six months pregnant. So I am currently trying to cut sugar out of my diet. Trying. Some days are good and some days, well…not so good. Days when the voice inside my head sounds like this,
“But they are just Smarties. They are tiny. Hardly any sugar at all. Just a little taste of sweetness will get you through. Just one. Or maybe two. Oh look, five slid out of the box. That’s okay, its just a few.”
It’s pathetic really. Bargaining with myself over little sugary morsels. And of course I eat them. And then I feel bad about it.
Which got me thinking. Do other women have this type of internal monologue when it comes to food choices? Do men?
Do you have a food crutch? Have you ever tried to quit it? And how on earth am I going to kick this sugar habit for good?