As Day 10 off sugar comes to an end, some of the jitteriness has been fading and I'm feeling more settled in my body. But one curious and unpleasant thing is happening more and more. I really crave sugar after a meal.
I've not been a lifelong dessert eater. I've preferred my sugar on an empty stomach, more buzz for the buck. And in my growing up years, we seldom had dessert as my mother was always watching her weight. I do eat dessert occasionally out with friends, but I much prefer late afternoon sugar or late night sugar, when the fullness of the meal has worn off.
But I find myself restless and unhappy and craving right after lunch, no matter what it is. A sandwich of meat and cheese. Chicken and potatoes and veggies. Soup and salad. It doesn't matter what or how much but all I can focus on is sugar: chocolate, a cookie, something.
I've done a little research on the Internet and can't find anything yet that explains the phenomenon. It's the time of day, post-lunch and a little bit post-dinner, that I really, truly NEED something. I don't know if it's a blood sugar issue or all in my brain chemistry but I don't like it.
Anybody else experienced this?