We all know enough about nutrition to get ourselves into trouble. I’m no exception.

I have done just about every diet out there and the one I like the most is the Atkins Diet. I just feel better when I’m on the diet than when I’m off, but of course STAYING on that diet can prove to be a real challenge.

My husband and I decided to try it out last summer and we’ve stayed on it for the last 6 months, with some success.

One of the reasons we can stay on it without loosing our minds is we take every third weekend “off” from it and go crazy.

This is one of those weekends, and yes… I do feel crazy.

Sugar should be classified as a drug, in my opinion. I’ve had some today and I just… don’t… feel… good. I’m shaky and miserable. I’m thirsty, I feel bloated and just generally in a bad mood.

Why do I do this to myself every third weekend? Well, for one thing, its a great reminder of why I eat the way I do the rest of the time; eating cookies is fun while I’m eating them; I like that I can eat crap and not feel guilty about it (that’s a big one); and I like feeling “normal” – that I can eat whatever I want, which is what I perceive “normal” people doing.

For now, I feel like the old adage, you are what you eat: Crap.

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