|My Life On Mars
I swear that it was the drinking of excessive amounts of pop causing my pancreas to work overtime that triggered my diabetes. This made it easy to give up pop as I blamed it for my problems. I was never interested in loading up on the artificial sweeteners that are in diet soda.
Adjusting my diet to eat healthy was for the most part not difficult: Some water with lime more refreshing without the sugar high; No sugar in my coffee all I can say you get use to it; A portion of 80% coco chocolate rather than a whole bar of milk chocolate actually tasted better; Buying unprocessed unsweetened foods such as whole grain cereals and yogurt then adding fruits and nuts plus maybe a bit honey tasted better than what I was eating before; Replacing potatoes with sweet potatoes all good. Over a couple of years my sweet tooth except for the occasional indulgence for the most part disappeared.
But even after 14 years of being a diabetic fresh bread is my nemesis. I can see that it spikes my blood sugar levels yet I still can’t resist, the instant gratification is just too great. And then add to the list other fresh baked goods, and you know my weakness. I can quit for a while but without constant feedback I soon forget the consequences of eating these wonderfully tasting highly addicted foods.