Sugar, Sugar Everywhere
Tis the season for hooking you on sugar.
Getter hyper-jazzed on sugar is optional.
Christmas is a holiday about new beginnings and the magic and wonder of ordinary life. Intentionally placed at the winter solstice, Christmas, like the solstice marks the end of the ever shortening days. Finally, the days are getting longer again. Still it is the dark time, and a time to cheer each other. So, off we go retail treasure-hunting and stuffing ourselves with sugar. We are easy prey for merchants of all stripes who coat the checkout with sugar in its many forms seductively dressed in both nostalgia and novelty. Peppermint bark, and other “sugarplums” so everywhere, so obtainable, promise to fulfill longings you didn’t know you had.
Do you resist? Are you successfully avoiding candy, cookies, and the like? If so, does it leave you feeling left out?
Want a simple treat without damaging your health in the process?
Try ultra humble and easy baked apples (see post with recipe)
Tip: good food tastes best when you are hungry. Brain-numbing sugars, on the other hand, excite the senses even when you are full and over-fed. This turns “food” into an addictive substance from which you have no natural defenses. You need a plan for maintaining your sanity, waist-line, and good sense.
Around the holidays it is impossible to avoid candy because i you dont know what to get someone you just get them candy
It is nice that you want to give gifts. Still, sugar is hardly the only option. Does candy suit your price point? Even if you only wanted to spend say, $4 per gift, there are other options. Herbal tea, or a gift card for the app store comes to mind.