Should I, or Shouldn’t I?

So I’ve started this “No Sugar No Flour and have since added no Corn” Experiment. Halloween was a little rough; I bought 2 bags each of Almond Joys, Kit Kats and Pay Days for the Trick-or-Treaters! I quickly (but safely) drove home from work that Halloween night, to put out my pumpkins and candles. In anticipation of the event, I kept my costume on to hand out candy to the precious little ghosts and goblins when they came to my door. I was TEMPTED to eat the chocolate bars (Canadian for ‘candy bars’), but didn’t.


Not a single child came to my door, and though I tossed a few Almond Joys to my husband as he watched hockey, I was left sorely disappointed. With a huge bowl of milk chocolate, nuts, coconut and caramel. My favorites, in the candy department…

I’ve been wondering about that since. Not that there weren’t children at my door. But that I’ve been feeding my husband candy. And my kids. And my grandchild. So here’s my dilemma. Since I’ve started this experiment of No Sugar No Flour No Corn, I’ve been feeling so much better… more energy, and definitely LESS moody!

I’ve started to feel guilty when I bake things, or serve things that I’m not eating. Like on our 34th Wedding Anniversary when I baked – from scratch – Red Velvet Cupcakes with a chocolate ganache filling topped with Cream Cheese Frosting for others to enjoy. Or when my family members complain of debilitating fatigue, as they’re eating bowls of cereal or candy bars for some quick energy.

And I know it could be different, if only they would stop eating that junk!

But my experiment is my experiment; it was not their choice. Nor is it up to me, to guilt them into making the same choices as me. Because unless it’s their choice at a core level, it’s going to be one fight after another. And that’s too hard, to have to fight those internal battles in your head!

My goal is to put a different point of view out there. To show that something this contrary in a Country of fast, processed foods is possible. And it doesn’t have to be so hard! I can still go to, and enjoy, the same places as my friends and family. I just order differently. And I don’t have to mope and complain that I CAN’T have something, and I don’t have to talk about this all the time (unless I’m asked, and then you almost can’t stop me!).

It still is a dilemma for me, though. I LOVE to bake, and have people enjoy what I make. But if I feel so much better without the sugar or flour or corn, wouldn’t others too? And the question remains: Should I, or shouldn’t I bake and serve foods I’m not choosing to eat?

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2 Responses to “Should I, or Shouldn’t I?”

  1. Clive says:

    I have read your blog and really like the content, keep up the posts as I will be back.

  2. I want to to thank you for this great read!! I absolutely loved every little bit of it. I have you bookmarked to look at new things you post…

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