For the past three weeks, I have been drinking a protein shake in the morning. I added this routine because I was having a hard time eating breakfast every morning. So, I decided to have a shake in the morning along with my two cups of coffee. I had originally started out using sweetened rice milk as my base but decided to change to frozen fruit and water. During this change, I have come to a conclusion. Sugar should be made a food group.
I don't know how people do it. How do they not have sugar with their food? I have acquiesced and used a natural sweetener called Stevia. It adds some flavor but honestly, because the protein powder I am using is devoid of sugar, it really is difficult to "swallow". After I am done with this batch, I am returning to another brand that has sugar and is much more about meal replacement than pure protein intake.
It's funny because, once in a while, I get on this mini kick about cutting down the amount of sugar that I intake. I don't know why. Most of the people who I have met that claim that they don't eat sugar all look hungry and angry. They tend to be proud of cutting out sugar from their diet. I often wonder if they realize that they are staring at the piece of cake that I am eating. And boy do I mean staring.
With this new batch of protein powder, I thought I would cut down on the sugar intake. Truth be told, it just sucks. I force down the shake. The fruit adds flavor but, really, in the morning, I just want something good to ingest. And some sweetness does make it easy to swallow. As you know, just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. Is that too much to ask for? Later.