6 Stupid Excuses That Kept Me Addicted To Sugar

Updated: May 23, 2019


I was a sugar addict for most of my childhood and a large part of my adult life. Before I finally stopped eating sugar I would arm myself with all sorts of reasons it was all OK and just shove the issue under the carpet or stick my head in the sand.

I knew what I was doing but I just wanted to rationalise my behaviour. In other words I was making excuses.

There might be plenty of excuses you use to carry on eating too much sugar even though you may well have heard about all of the negative effects that it can have on you and your overall health.

I totally understand, I’ve been there (and it's why I developed the 21 Day Sugar Detox Program.)


Woman smelling a chocolate muffin

Too much sugar makes you tired, makes you look old, makes you fat, causes mood swings, prevents quality sleep and can lead to heart disease, type 2 diabetes and even cancer.

There really are few dietary changes that you can make that can have such an impact on so many areas of your health and wellbeing, not to mention your looks.

Yet more so than ever before, humans are consuming insane amounts of sugar, sometimes without even realising it and global diabetes and obesity levels are through the roof.

A large part of the reason so many people eat so much sugar is simply down to ignorance, most people don’t realise the harm that excessive amounts of sugar can do as well as not realising how much they are eating because it’s hidden in so many of today’s foods.

But a lack of knowledge or understanding is one thing, realising it’s a problem and then making excuses is another thing altogether!

So below, I have outlined 6 of the best excuses I used while I was feeding my addiction and making myself sick. See how many of these you use yourself and maybe ask yourself if it’s time you stopped?

EXCUSE 1: 'I Just Love Sweet Stuff!'