Kick the Sugar Habit - Why?

Sugar is by far my biggest dieting downfall.  I cannot lie about it.  Once I start eating goodies with sugar in it, my body craves it and it takes me a long time sometimes to get completely off of it.  There I said it!  Now you know why I'm a baker and love to make goodies that mimic our old faves.  I have a sweet tooth that demands to be satisfied.  Sure I've gone for periods without anything sweet, but I was plain old miserable!!  It is much better for me to have some legal treats around most of the time, so that I don't cave and have the real thing - even if it is simply plain yogurt sweetened with Splenda and some strawberries or blueberries.  That usually does the trick if there is nothing else in the house.  I will occasionally have some honey, but only occasionally.
 Front of yellow Splenda consumer packet.Image via Wikipedia
Here is an article about why we should forswear sugar written by Mike O'Donnell, who is a fitness and health guru, with a simple message of how to lose weight through eating only 2 meals a day (that is his latest e-book).  Many, if not most of us, eat too much and too frequently.  We live in a world of abundance.  It takes restraint to reign ourselves in for the sake of our health and weight.
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