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What struck me about the book is how I could draw a parallel between how he felt with his addiction to alcohol and drugs, and how I feel with processed sugars. I know it sounds extreme and I do not mean to belittle these harsh addictions. But I do feel that my body gets addicted to sugar, and some of my behaviours can be said to be similar. For example, I MUST have chocolate regardless of the consequences. I will sneak it when no one is looking. I will miss out on events just to stay home and enjoy it. I don't feel good after, but it is what I want and I must have it. There is no amount that will satisfy me. Seeing these characteristics in an addict was powerful. It helped me to solidify that I do have an addiction to sugar. It is easier to see these behaviours in myself now, and I can work towards controlling them, and not the other way around.