Food Stories - cutting out sugar
Overall, I ate carefully to be sure I was getting the right vitamins/nutrients.
Within 2 weeks my chronically dry (from an early age) skin had all but cleared up and my hair was lustrous enough to elicit compliments. These unexpected changes were motivation enough to continue! Other changes I noticed:
I'll leave it to others to decide whether I was simply vulnerable to sugar cravings; whether the presence of an organism which craved it (such as candida) caused my sugar addiction; or whether there was some other reason altogether. For my part: I felt ill; I listened to my body, did what it seemed to be asking and then I felt better. (End of :-)).
weekends there’d be jam and butter on white bread with a glass of milk in front of Blankety Blank or The Generation Game …
I exercised heavily - lots of running, mostly distance, and other sports too. I filled the between-meals hunger with sweets, especially after I left home at the age of 17.
At a certain point, I noticed that my digestion was a problem. I visited the doctor with stomach pains (it felt like I was bleeding inside) and the initial suggestion was Fybogel for constipation/wind. This didn’t work. My pains grew exponentially; bowel movements were hit and miss. I had had enough. What I did however notice, one particularly painful Christmas, was that when I ate sugary things or alcohol, especially if they were consumed apart from a meal, my stomach immediately went into paroxysms. I knew a friend who had cut out sugar for health reasons, so decided I would follow her lead!
My regime for 6 months was this:
By Catriona Murray
In my travels through food one thing I have discovered is: sensitivities developed don’t have to be for ever, that listening to the body and feeding it mindfully, with love, with care, may help a painful problem abate. My story here is about my relationship with sugar and how that tied in with some extremely painful digestive problems ... and how they came to stop.
I come from a family where Mum cooked, we ate: main course and pudding. Meals at table during the week, then at ...
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