I'm allergic to beef. I know....it's a weird allergy. I've never been a big fan of meat anyway, so about 2 years ago when this allergy was diagnosed I wasn't too upset. However, occasionally a big juicy steak sounds appealing. Not to mention that sometimes a completely unhealthy double cheeseburger or Big Mac from McDonald's is so very tempting.
Since I'm allergic to beef, I wouldn't even begin to contemplate eating it. No matter how good it looks or smells.....I wouldn't dream of taking a chance at a potentially life threatening reaction. I was thinking about this. Could I possibly think of sugar in this way so that I would avoid it? Of course not. Sugar isn't life threatening.....or is it? What happens to my body immediately after eating refined sugar? Sure, some of the effects may be pleasant. It does give me that temporary high. Then there's the crash. None of these immediate effects are as bad as a potential anaphylactic allergic reaction.
What about the long term effects of eating a lot of sugar? The list is endless. Perhaps I could shift my way of thinking and avoid sugar just like I avoid beef. Something to think about.