Whenever I leave my diet I can tell. When I eat carbs I feel tired within a few hours. The next morning, I have that draggy feeling and it’s hard to get up. If I eat something full of sugar I feel sick for the rest of the night.

Sugar and highly refined flour are like alcohol or drugs to my body–I even get a hangover. So it’s back on the wagon for me.

Besides, I’ve got to be in good shape for the Outer Banks and the Smokies in the next two weeks. Of course, what this really means is that I’ve got to be in good enough shape to handle my little wiggly children on vacation without collapsing every night in exhaustion.