When I began my move to eat zero sugar 9 days ago, I had no idea how much sugar was being surreptitiously added to my diet. I had no idea that my sudden intolerance to starchy food might be a warning sign for diabetes, I had no idea that the cheap ready meals I was eating in the evenings were going to contribute to making me so unwell.
I’ve been doing a little research online and note that fructosee: sugar from fruit, takes longer to digest and is mostly considered better for you than sugar. I’ve also discovered that starchy food is a problem for people with diabetes. So far I’m told I’m high risk and don’t have it but if that is true then why did I have to cut bread, pizza and potatoes out of my diet a year ago because I was convinced they were causing my stomach to swell up?
Over the past 9 days I’ve discovered that there is sugar in almost every food I’ve been eating. How did this happen? There is sugar in Pom Bears, the snack alternative to crisps I’ve eaten occasionally and am convinced I’ve checked the ingredients of before and not seen sugar. There is sugar in the tub of cold pea soup I thought was healthier than the tinned tomato soup I used to eat for lunch on Sundays.
I eat it anyway and feel sick. I’m now sure I can taste the sugar I didn’t notice before.
This is difficult.
I can honestly say I’ve resisted my birthday chocolates, and I’ve not knowingly eaten sugar, but I am now aware that I have eaten sugar unwittingly at least twice today.
Bye for now,