If you are a person over a certain age, you have probably been taught that sugar is a treat.
It’s something that tastes good, and it’s something that we have when we’re celebrating. It’s something that we have when we want to feel good and have fun.
Yet we’ve known for a long time that sugar is a drug; that it’s as addictive and mood altering as anything out there on the streets.
When we have some sugar, our mood spirals up, we feel great, powerful, giddy, charged up; and then the sugar runs out, and we retreat into a slump of depression, lassitude, and anger.
Up, down, up, down. All in the name of “fun” or “treat.”
And even if you try to avoid blatant sugar, like candy or soft drinks, you will find it in most processed foods.
One day, probably not too far in the future, sugar is going to be disdained as we once shunned fat, gluten, chemically processed foods, alcohol, drugs.
Until then, pay attention to your own relationship with sugar. It’s not a sweet, harmless thing. It’s a mood altering drug, disguised as a cupcake. It’s a mood destabilizer, disguised as soda.
If you want to be steady, balanced, calm, peaceful, sugar may not be a fit for your life.
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