“It’s a lonely situation if you don’t have support.” – Mike Collins
That’s the understatement of the century!
We can all agree that life can feel daunting and very lonely if you don’t have a tribe.
As people with addiction, this is especially important. I need to be connected with people who think like me, who can relate to my habits and have a laugh with me about the insanity of it all.
One thing that stands out in this episode is when Mike talks about the family dynamics of giving up sugar, how people respond, and the effect it has on mood. Just like giving up alcohol.
Here are a few episode highlights:
- Mike talks about his history with addiction, and states that after kicking his alcohol addiction, he developed an addiction to sugar.
- He says that treating it like a substance addiction rather than a diet or lifestyle change can be easier for people.
- Sticking to the outside aisles of the grocery store is a good way to eliminate sugar from your diet since it contains fruits and veggies, dairy products, meat and other proteins, etc.
- Much like alcohol, sugar is treated as something to consume when you’re celebrating an event or bonding with friends and family.
- It can take a long time to recover from sugar addiction, and it often leads to intense downturns in mood when you stop consuming it.
- Mike discusses the difficult family dynamics that can be at play when going 100% off sugar, especially when your close family members are not on board and don’t want to cut sugar out of their diets.
Find Mike here: https://sugaraddiction.com/