So in an effort to get healthier, I started to look at my sugar intake. True, I am also trying to lose weight, but there are other important reasons why I’m doing this:
- I have a higher risk of diabetes due to genetics and another disorder. My boyfriend, family, and doctors have been pushing me to eat less sugar because of it.
- I don’t want to spend as much money on sweets (I’m the person who buys the $10 Slushee every time she goes to the movies).
- I don’t want to go to the gym just so I can eat whatever I want. I want to be healthy all the way through.
Now, as someone who loves sweets, especially sugary drinks omg, I thought, “Whatever. I’ll just drink less soda a week, and everything will be okay.” Little did I realize how fucking terrifying refined sugar actually is.
1. The first thing I did was figure out the maximum amount of refined sugar I could be eating per day.