It’s been a rocky week for my blood sugar.
I keep telling myself that once winter is over I’ll have more motivation.
I don’t know the stats on lactating moms, but this one can’t stop eating sugar.
10 gs cookies on Wednesday.
5 gs cookies, some chocolate, half a bag of caramel popcorn, and a cookie on Thursday.
It wasn’t much better today. I feel like death and I can’t control it!!
I can’t go on any detoxes or cleanses, for fear I will lose my milk. A few weeks ago I tried the 21 Day Sugar Detox. I only made it 12 days and then crashed and burned into a mountain of chocolate chip cookies (they weren’t even good or worth it). It’s too difficult to live under a rock (since sugar is pervasive in our society). I also didn’t have time to cook pounds of sweet potatoes every third night (one of the only acceptable starches for lactating mothers, I also saw a pretty significant drop in my milk supply.).
livestrong.com says that “Some lactation consultants believe this craving is nature’s way of prompting women to eat certain foods, such as almonds and fruit, which both supply extra nutrients and support milk production. ”
Edit:I ate almonds today. And cookies and caramel corn.
Well if that’s the case, then my body needs a sharper signal because it’s coming through loud and clear on this end as SAMOAS and we won’t take NO-A! (Was that funny??)
I really only need to be even “moderately” healthy, I really only need to take a small walk to burn extra calories with the breast milk engines roaring, and I can’t even seem to do that.
womentowomen.com says “Sadly, we’ve been told for far too long that indulging in sweets is connected with a lack of self-will or some other character flaw. This is just not true! Craving sugar is not simply about willpower, nor is it simply about emotions. There may be several underlying physiologic causes feeding your desire for sugar, and it may take some perspective and investigation to get to the bottom of it. Let’s take a closer look at what might be behind your sugar cravings and how you can develop a healthy, loving relationship with sweets.”
Oh, so it’s not my fault?! Well then! Disregard everything I’ve written here.