For the past few years I’ve been getting on and off again headaches. Sometimes they last for a few days and then poof they’re gone. Now I’m a cause and effect seeking kind of girl. I like to know how a problem starts, why it starts and how to treat it with the least amount of medication possible. Heck, I’ll settle for none at all. I’ve got a couple of menacing wisdom teeth that irritate the heck out of me and have been known to give me headaches. No surprise there. Some would say why not just yank those buggers out and get on with life. Well, that’s a possibility. I’ve developed mild sinus and allergy problems, but they’re somewhat manageable. Maybe I have a high tolerance for pain? Yeah, right! Okay, well let me get to the point. I’ve noticed for a while now that my headaches get worst when I consume large amounts of sugary things. I’m a sugar addict and I don’t hide it. I want to manage it, not overcome it. I will always love sugar. I love to eat desserts and I’m known for my baking skills. Folks, I can’t give it up completely, but I’m willing to compromise.
Today, I focused on getting my sugar fix from fruit and manipulating the textures and flavors of dates, bananas, and anything I could get my hands on. I played around with chocolate puddings made with avocados, dates, and unsweetened coco powder. Yeah, it’ not the box stuff that we consider “real” pudding, but it was close enough for me. I felt nourished and not deprived. I was inspired today and more importantly when my boyfriend asked if my head was hurting today, I honestly had to think about it. The answer was “no.” I realized that I had so much energy and could barely sit down for two seconds. According to my fitbit stats, at this very moment, I have walked 14, 582 steps. and 7. 04 miles today. HOT DIGGITY DOG. I’m getting it done!
I’m going to experiment for a few more days just to make sure I’m on the right track. You know, Folks, I’ve got a few sweet tricks up my sleeve. Stay tuned!
Sugar photo courtesy: http://30daysofgrowth.com/category/no-sugar-challenge/