Clean Eating

How Sweet It Isn’t

“You know there’s sugar in alcohol.” My boyfriend’s non-question, delivered without prompt over an early-afternoon diner “breakfast,” dripped with irony as thick as the Nutella pouring over the edges of our massive shared pancake.

In his attempt to lighten the mood leading up to my self-sanctioned sugar fast, he had inadvertently shed light on the hypocrisy of this endeavor. From the outside, I come across as a fairly healthy person – I write for fitness and health publications and teach exercise classes at my local gym, for instance. But those who know me best also know the only thing I love more than wine is candy (unless wine happens to be closer to my reach). Having recently adopted a comfortable “que sera sera” attitude toward my body and how I treat it – a great place to

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