We all have our own personal demons. That voice within that taunts you to do wrong, and pulls you away from what you know is right.
In the past 3 years I have been making life changes. My diet, my habits, my thinking, all of them have been flipped a complete one hundred and eighty degrees. I’ve gone from smoking five cigars a day and drinking a two liter of soda, to not touching a cigar in years, and only drinking a soda occasionally.
It may not seem like a lot, but cutting sugar from my diet was much harder than quitting smoking.
Strange as that may sound it’s true. In order to cut down, I needed to switch to whole foods, quit eating just about anything in a box, and only eat sugar sources full of fiber.
I ended up dropping close to a hundred and fifty pounds in the year I ate that diet, but it is grueling mentally. I’m not advocating that diet, I’m just trying to show you how our perceptions shape our lives.
Because sugar matters to me, because the taste is pleasurable, and it’s prevalence in our society, I find it a particularly difficult addiction to master.
I don’t know what your demon is, and I don’t care. I know you struggle with it every day. I’m here to tell you that you can beat it. If you truly want to, you can conquer your demons. You just need to be willing to make the sacrifices that will get you where you want to be. For me, I pay attention to labels, and don’t buy white sugar. I hope your demons are as easy to conquer as mine.