Many people have tried 1 smoking at some point in their lives, and these days many of us 2 to stop taking 3 substance which is not cigarettes, but which 4 be killing the same number of people 5 tobacco, or even more. I am talking about sugar.
When I went to the doctor five years ago, he told me that sugar 6 kill me one day if I didn’t avoid 7 it. My only chance of long-term survival, said the doctor, was 8 all sugar from my diet. Before that day, I 9 to quit anything; 10 , I didn’t think it would be too difficult. “I have achieved difficult things in my life, much more difficult than that,” I thought. It wasn't true.
I didn't know how difficult it was to stop smoking, or drinking alcohol, because I 11 addicted to anything, but when I stopped eating sugar, I realised that sugar is a very powerful drug. I think it 12 easier if I had been addicted to nicotine, for example, instead of sugar. The first few weeks or months I 13 that I was eating chocolate or cakes, and then I woke up in the morning and my body was crying for sugar.
It's been 3 months now, and I 14 very, very little sugar in that time; only the added sugar that food manufacturers put in some of their processed products, like bread, tinned tomato, etc. I am very happy because I don't crave sweet things any more, and I feel 15 healthier and energetic than a few months ago.