I love sugar. I love sweetness and have had a long ongoing addiction to sweet foods. This is the hardest time of the year to fend off unhealthy foods
Imagine an alcoholic constantly confronted with their object of craving. They go to the grocery store to get some food, and the onslaught of sweet foods is everywhere. The break room, and holiday parties are packed with sweetness. For Food addiction, the sweetness is not even noticed, it is taken over and over and it is never enough.
It is just empty calories. So it is full of energy, but lacks the ability to make you feel full. How many pixie sticks could you eat? (if you were a fan of pixie sticks) Then all sweetness converts itself into fat. Hello, cupcake belly roll.
What really stinks is sugar is everywhere. A hidden menace in your low-fat foods. It adds flavor, it is part of the fun of holidays. It is part of the end of the year with Halloween, Pumpkin pie, and Christmas candies. Think of a holiday party being sugar-free? Think of Jane who always makes cakes for the potlucks bringing a salad.
Sugar is everywhere and I am hard-pressed to find any health benefit to it. It is a short time thrill that causes long-term damage leading to obesity, heart disease, diabetes and skin damage (Sugar increases oxidative stress).
Really it would be remiss to not bring up the best Anti Sugar Hero Dr Lustig who has a ton of data of the negative health impacts on sugar in our daily lives.
Eat an apple!