Seven days without sugar: day five
This article originally ran on June 12, 2016 on Examiner.com. Today was a sad day following the news from Orlando. But I did try to maintain a sugarfree diet, eating an orange, low fat Swiss cheese, air popped popcorn, and a peach. However, after watching the news, the urge to eat some of those hidden shortbread cookies became overpowering. I ate three. The connection between emotions and sugar addiction cannot be underestimated. As children, we're given a lollipop at the doctor for good behavior; chocolate bunnies at Easter; advent calendars with chocolate behind each window at Christmas.
Photo: The author in front of now defunct Wanda's Sugar Shack in Milford, Conn. Wanda was terrific. Miss this place.