They're watching. Waiting. Lurking. Instilling fear into the hearts of millions who try to resist their evil grip. The Sugar People are coming…will you be their next victim?
OK, so enough of the movie theatrics. The Sugar People aren't really alien invaders coming to scare the hell out of you. But they are real people like nagging mothers, hungry co-workers, greedy spouses, or the snot-nosed kid next door. Anyone really. They're the sum of all people in your life who, although they love you, make it difficult to steer clear of sugary snacks.
My own group of Sugar People don't exactly have me in a choke hold, but every now and then my Sugar Daughter bakes three nights in a row – cookies, muffins, then brownies. Or my good Sugar Friend pays a surprise visit with a large box of pastries in hand (check out the pic below – this is what I got). Then there's my Sugar co-Worker, sweet as she is, who sometimes sets a large blueberry muffin on my desk before I even get to work.
The Sugar People aren't evil adversaries. They actually mean well. And the goal is to learn how to co-exist with their sweetness so it doesn't go straight to your fat cells. Take control, set your goals before you, and decide ahead of time how you will respond to the Sugar People. This may mean rejecting altogether their offer of a sweet snack, or indulging in careful moderation. If the outcome isn't exactly what you had planned, just remember that tomorrow is another day to begin again – and begin again, you will.
Top Photo: Ali Brohi