Sugar, Joy, and the Bonk…

Joy said it best yesterday when she said she needs a protein bar mid-afternoon or she will bonk during the afternoon/evening workout.  I personally do a almond milk/kale/protein smoothie thingy…would die without it in fact, I’m pretty sure.  Mid-morning, an apple and a handful of cashews is my key.  What do you do to avoid the bonk?

Which reminds me how we are over the hump today…the sugar withdrawal can be rough.  That brings me to a past post:

Sugar is sneaky, mean, and everywhere.  I mean she gets you hooked, and coming back for more by the age of two.  Ugh.  I have a constant struggle with sugar.  I can’t shake sugar.  I crave sugar.  And it’s on EVERY label – at least it feels like it each time I do this clean eating thing.

When I say sneaky, I mean, first or second ingredient, or hidden in the form of corn syrup, or something ending in -ose: fructose, maltose, gotta-have-it-bad-ose. Anyway, I absolutely LOVE that we can eat a burger or turkey burger on this plan (san bun please).  The first time I tried it though, I reached for the ketchup…which brings me to my sugar point.  Are you kidding me?!  There’s that bitch, Sugar, AGAIN.  What about all that press about lycopene? Doesn’t that balance out the high fructose corn syrup, AND corn syrup (like the first one wasn’t enough, Heinz)?!

It was then that I heard the voice of an angel, in the form of my friend, Ladd, who said, “I always put guacamole on my turkey burgers.”  BRILLIANT.  You probably already do that.  I don’t know that I’ll ever go back.  It is absolutely yummy.

And if you are reading this, Ladd, you changed my life.  I having a love affair with Guac, now Sugar; too bad.

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