Baked goods are a staple in our home. When I started this No Sugar Challenge, I told myself, I will not bake anything to avoid any temptations. Of course, this was not possible as I have an always hungry crowd at home. The swimming lessons didn’t help either.
Accepting defeat, I baked the kids a batch of brownies. I was scheduled to test a product so I opened the package of a new brownie mix and just followed the instructions on the box to the tee. This helped me to have the courage not to taste the batter or the end product.
Most of the time, I will go cuckoo when the result didn’t come out exactly as what the picture on the box looks like. The kids are more forgiving than me. As long as it tastes good, they are happy. As for me, the imperfections were enough for me to cringe and stay away. Saving me in the process.
Okay, I know the picture looked good and I’d say the brownies must have tasted good because the kids and my husband all liked it. I confess, I was a bit (super, extra) cranky the whole day. Not sure if it’s allergies or a sugar withdrawal symptom but I had been sneezing the whole time. By dinner time, I was forced to take an anti-histamine medicine which never failed to make me drowsy.
On a day like this, my source of comfort would have been a nice big piece of tiramisu or a super creamy NY style cheesecake. But nothing is available at home. To fix my sugar craving, I had about 2 cups of ice cold watermelon. The sweet treat was a piece of heaven! I could have had more but the medicine took effect.
I was knocked out at 10 pm.
Do you experience sugar withdrawal symptoms?