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Good Morning my friends and readers!

As I move farther into my nutrition education and just my personal exploration, I have found myself thinking about things that move beyond just the mechanics of what to eat and why.

I NEVER stop thinking… a curse sometimes.

Why do we do things that we know are not good for us?

I am thinking of this question in terms of food and nutrition, but really it could be about so many things!

Sugar

Sugar (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is what I know…

When I eat sugar, I feel like crap.  Then after a couple of days, I start to explode with zits (which I completely hate, by the way…but who loves zits?).

I know this to be fact…

Yet I still choose to indulge.  Maybe not everyday, but I do indulge.

Why?

My answer is simple, and very complex at the same time.

It is about so much more than just sugar.

Of course there is the addictive quality to sugar that we read about all the time ( great article here from Authority Nutrition ).

And then there is the emotional piece, and that’s a biggie.  Not just a biggie, but the BIGGEST.

There is something about sugary comfort foods, or the teaspoon of sugar in my morning cup of decaf Joe that just nurtures me and fills my soul (for the moment)…

It is the first thing I turn to after a hard day, a stressful time, a celebration… the first thing I want to reach for.

All the while, I know it is so not good for me…  for more reasons that just the ugly zits.

Why do we do that?  What is it about for you?

signature Debbie

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