I’m Sharing my recent personal experience.
With only an occasional exception, (kids birthdays) I eliminated added sugar from my diet entirely in November 2020. I also greatly reduced my fruit intake.
I felt Much much better.
I just relapsed and had sugary treats. I intended on “just one.” It didn’t even taste that good but it triggered an insatiable desire to have more and more. I believe this is because it reignited my chemical addiction to sugar. It’s petrifying how quickly the insatiable desire to eat sugar resumes after an initial indulgence.
I am going to resume my complete abstinence from desserts. My commitment to this is not only renewed but stronger than before after this experience.
I’m sharing this bc I know others struggle with sugar too.
Abstinence is possible and for me the only way. There is no “balance.”
I have concluded that sugar is literally evil.