How are those sugar dragons doing today? Have you slayed them back into remission or are they knocking at your door? The Whole 30 program refers to Sugar Dragons as those super charged cravings you may have for something sweet. Have you noticed that once you have something sweet, you just want more of it? But if you hadn’t had any to begin with, the craving may not be as profound, or there at all.
According to Whole 30, ” Sugar promotes over-consumption via the pleasure and reward pathways in the brain. This creates an unhealthy psychological relationship with your food and creates hard-to-break habits.”
Many Whole-30ers use the program to “slay their Sugar Dragon”. If this is your reasoning, this 30 day reset program will help realign your psychological and chemical dependence on the sweet stuff. It will help you pay attention to how much sugar is in the foods you have been consuming (hint: it’s in everything!) and come to a healthy relationship with sugar so that you are not relying on sugar as your fuel source.
Personally, while the temptation is there for these sugary treats, I don’t have the overwhelming urge to eat them like I used to. I guess for a couple of reasons; I know how they will make me feel and I’m not willing to sacrifice my health right now for a less than pleasant experience, I’m committed to my reset and also because I know that I can have a treat down the road if I really feel it’s worth it.
So there’s that. For the time being, my sugar dragon has been tucked away in his jail cell and I’m focusing on foods that make a positive difference in my body vs. something that will impact my health negatively.
Breakfast and Lunch Today: I enjoyed these little guys for breakfast and lunch. This week was a craze of finishing up paperwork from the closure of my business last year and I felt like I was eating on the run. Fortunately, I had these little tasty treats in the fridge. Popped them in the microwave for 40 seconds. Done.
Dinner: SW Hamburger in a Lettuce Cup. Topped with Fajita Peppers, Guacamole and Salsa. Served with Seasoned Green Beans and Roasted Sweet Potatoes.