Did you know February 12th is National Plum Pudding Day?
By the way, National Plum Pudding Day has absolutely nothing to do with healthy eating…just sharing a fond memory of a sweet dessert I used to love…
In my family, for Thanksgiving and Christmas, our holiday dessert was always plum pudding. My mom would steam it in a double boiler to heat it up, and she made the most amazing “hard sauce”. It wasn’t hard, so I never quite understood the name. Perhaps it had something to do with the fact that there was sherry in the recipe. I don’t know. But it was thick and rich and sweet and amazingly delicious!
I loved it, and my younger sister loved it, too. I remember one Christmas when we were still pretty young, she offered to serve dessert. While the rest of the family sat at the dining room table waiting, she dished up the plum pudding. When the desserts arrived, we each had an equal serving of the plum pudding, but the hard sauce was a different story. We each had a little dollop of the sauce while Bonnie’s dessert was swimming in it! The disparity in the servings was brought to her attention with quite a bit of teasing. I can’t remember if she had to volunteer to redistribute the hard sauce, but I don’t believe she was allowed to do the honors unsupervised again.
I guess the only way I can relate this post to Thin Strong Healthy is to sympathize with all those out there who love sugar and who mourn the fact that it’s just not good for you. It just doesn’t seem fair I know. It tastes so good, and it makes your taste buds happy. What’s not to like?
Well, for starters, sugar destroys your teeth, it makes you gain weight, it pushes you toward diabetes and it’s cancer food…yup, cancer cells love sugar.
It comes down to choice.
My goal is to educate the people who read my blog and who attend my live presentations so they have the information they need about what’s in their food. When they know the truth, when they have the real information…and not just advertising…they can make informed decisions about what they eat. The choices are not always easy ones. As I said, sugar tastes good, but it wreaks havoc on your body and on your mind.
Do you choose to eat well to feel well and live a long healthy life, or do you give in to the sugar cravings that lead you down the path to disease and premature aging?
Like I said, it comes down to choice.
Helping you achieve Major Wellness in your life!
Cheryl A Major, CNWC