Giving up sugar
January 21, 2013 in Uncategorized
I’ve always sworn I would never give up sugar in tea and coffee. Yes I’m the one at the coffee trolley happily pouring a heaped teaspoon into my hot beverages. The thing is – all that sugar adds up. I drink alot of tea during the day, no day is complete without vast amounts of tea and the odd cup of coffee. Say I drink 6 cups of tea in a day and 1 coffee – I’m looking at 8 teaspoons of sugar. Multiply that by 7. Then again by 52. That is 2912 teaspoons of sugar in just one year. Now I am no dietician but that is alot of sugar.
The thing with giving up something you love so dearly is that it isn’t easy. Good grief I feel like I’ve lost my best friend. I think my body has gone into shock at the loss of warm cups of sugary tea. I feel dreadfully tired today – the loss of sweet stuff coursing through my system is very noticeable.
I’m hoping to get used to it. As a kid I used to put 3 teaspoons into my coffee and think it was normal. I got it down to 2 and in tea it is only 1. So I thought I was being extra good and yet 2912 teaspoons worth of sugar is telling me otherwise.
I just wish my tastebuds would hurry up and get accomstomed to the taste so that I can stop wincing everytime I take a sip of tea. I have only had one cup today so far and it was rooibos tea (I think it tastes less bitter with no sugar compared to normal tea.)
I think they say it takes 21 days to kick a habit. 18 to go. Wish me luck.