Mandatory Music: you must listen to this Steely Dan song about chasing the dragon while reading this post:
The Whole30 folks characterize the cravings for sweets as the sugar dragon. In street parlance (of the 1970/80s anyway, when Steely Dan recorded their song), chasing the dragon means boiling up some heroin to inhale the vapors. While a sugar addiction is hard to kick, it is a magnitude easier than kicking heroin. In fact, research indicates that the average craving will pass within 3 to 5 minutes, so I’m going to make a list of things I can do if a craving hits hard. Right off the top of my head: go write a blog post and do it now, so I don’t miss the 10PM lights out goal for this day. Ooops, better go soon.
True fact: I gorged on a small banana and a Lara bar (Apple Pie) back to back this afternoon, which I mention to put in perspective what a gorge is now—not, you know, an entire pie, but starchy and sweet fruits and nuts. Of course, a Lara bar is pretty much a candy bar compared to, say, a green apple and a handful of nuts but not when compared to an ACTUAL candy bar. Check it:
|Lara Bar (Apple Pie)||Snickers|
27 grams of sugar? Fuck right off, Snickers; that’s just excessive.