How to meet the challenge of a sugar-free life: a daily diary of pitfalls, overcoming obstacles, psychological skirmishes, and tips for us all. This is a diary of “going sugar-free” for the next two years (730 days).

Day 9: Oh, Crumbs* (Don’t Lick the Dessert Plates)

A family get-together prompted this thought while cleaning up after dinner. “For a sugar addict like myself, eating crumbs off used dessert plates is like a tobacco addict picking up cigarette butts from the ground and smoking them.”
Food Log
Lentils, quinoa, grape tomatoes, cucumber, cashews
Baby greens (red and green swiss chard, tat soi, arugula, spinach ), red pearl onions, black-eyed peas, cashews, banana
Tip: When cleaning up after a dinner party, don’t lick the dessert plates.
*Editor’s Note: “Oh, crumbs” is an expression of surprise or dismay (old-fashioned, British English, slang).