I wish more people would think about what happens AFTER they swallow something! Sure it can look yummy and colorful! It can taste sweet and like a party in your mouth. But once you swallow something, it doesn't just fall into a black hole of nothingness. It starts to become you! It forms your cells and every part of who you are. What you swallow determines how you feel at every moment. Sure some people can eat worse than others and somehow not feel ill effects. For me true happiness, joy and pleasure of eating comes from knowing once I've swallowed it and it starts the journey to build me from the inside, that I am building myself well, healthy and happy because I am eating well!
I lived as a sugar addict for many years. I LOVED brightly colored candies! I loved sweet things in all shapes and sizes! But I wasn't well. I looked ok. I wasn't overweight (mostly). I seemed mostly ok. But I wasn't really ok. People might have thought I appeared "healthy" but there were things not right inside me. And it was my long journey to wellness that brought me to this simple truth. Eat well and live well. Eat well and be well. Eat crap and feel crap.