I can’t stop

Someone please help me, or at least lock me up until after Christmas! I have a problem with overindulging in sweets. They call my name. Loudly.

But the first step in any 12 step program is admitting you have a problem right?

“Hi, my name is Donielle, and I’m addicted to sugar.”

The next step? How about, taking 11 more steps AWAY from the cookies!

In all seriousness though, I do realize that sugar is bad for me. I personally believe it was one of the biggest causes in my infertility in the fact that when I cut sugar out of my diet, my PCOS symptoms started to go away and I finally started ovulating again.

I have to say, it is much easier now that I don’t work in an office full time. Oh man, working in an office with like 50 women – we were never short on sweets and chocolate. And it was easy to stay away when I didn’t have to walk around the office, but unfortunately I had to on most days. Now I try not to buy certain things at the store, just to keep them out of the house, but the memories of baked goods have been nipping at my heels. The sugar cookies, and peanut butter balls, and candy cane cookies. Mmmmm.

I tell you this as my way of letting you know you are not alone. That I’m not alone in my struggle for better nutrition. It’s hard to eat healthy nutritious foods when junk food and sweets are so readily available. Even after a year of drastically changing the way I eat, it’s still hard sometimes.

But the best thing you can do is arm yourself with knowledge so that it’s easier to avoid certain foods. Of course, if you’re a guest in someones home, I can’t say I recommend dissing their food. Maybe just limit your intake. :-) And learn how to cook/bake so that you can make your own healthier version for home and Christmas parties.

“And here’s to us! May we not overindulge to the point of gluttony, and may we not beat ourselves down if we do!”

What are your tricks to staying away from holiday sweets?
About Donielle

Donielle is an amateur herbalist and natural momma to two littles (with another babe in heaven) after dealing with being less than fertile. She has a passion for nourishing nutrition, natural living, and spreading the word on how food truly affects our health.


  1. I work in an office and it is so hard to get away from the sweets!

    This year we have decided to have a luncheon instead of just doing sweets for the 12 days of christmas. That’s right, you heard correct. We used to do 12 days of sweets.

    Oh well, I will be sure to indulge a little bit, just not the whole box of Godiva European Dessert Truffles that the VP left on my desk this morning. Will Power!