I noticed just how sweet my chile sauce was. I noticed the high ranking of "sugar" in my spaghetti sauce's ingredient list. They even put the stuff into smoked bacon! The interesting thing is how cultural sugar consumption is-- from gifts of chocolate, to birthday cakes. Alas, I must confess that the last two, resulted in me caving into cultural pressure and a small but sweet defeat!
Its interesting how consciousness is inspired by denial and absence. I became aware of how much I appreciate honey in my tea, syrop on my pancakes, and an afternoon nanaimo bar or cafe treat. Thankfully, t was not nearly as difficult to forgoe these things as it was my week of coffee abstinence. In fact, given how unhealthy refined sugar is, hopefully I can do a better job perpetuating this denial!
Next week: No Movies.