((Advice requested)) It's my birthday this week. I love the times of year when it's natural to reset. New Year's resolutions, the beginning of each month, moving homes or classrooms, the start of the school year... Having a clean slate is my jam.
Disclaimer: I don't think being restrictive or giving up certain foods entirely is healthy for everyone, especially people who've had trouble with that type of behavior in the past. But for me, I feel so much freedom within limits. Saying "I'm not eating cheese today" means I don't endlessly debate the slice of pizza or guilt trip it afterward.
Also I'm usually deciding my food boundaries when I'm rested, not hangry, and full of will power. I'm usually breaking those boundaries if I'm tired, starving, and I've used up all my will power 19 student questions ago.
So, I've decided that I'm not eating sugar this year. From birthday to birthday, I'm giving myself 5 exceptions, for treats that are special, particularly tasty, or super heartfelt. But the sugar I've been eating lately is.... not that. Anonymous cookies in the break room, leftover student candy, mediocre dessert. That's what I won't even need to debate for 365 days! 🙌
In the comments below I need your best:
-treats that don't involve sugar
-things to say to people who offer me sugar this year
-encouragement that I haven't lost my mind
-reasons why sugar isn't that great
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