Posted on April 20 2022
You Don't Need That Much Sugar.
Sugar cravings only lead to more sugar cravings.
Sugar consumption leads to the growth of inflammatory bacteria in our gut, which manipulate your brain into craving more sugar. It’s like being addicted to a drug.
When working with my clients, it takes an average of two weeks for me to help them shake off sugar addiction. That’s it! TWO WEEKS. No matter how big of a chocolate lover you are, just two weeks of starving the bad inflammatory bacteria in your gut will not make you want chocolates anymore.
The easiest way for you to shake off sugar cravings is by including fruits in your diet. Three cups of fruits (not juices) per day is a good start. Fruit sugar binds to the fiber in the fruits and is healthy for you. They are natural pre-biotics, feeding the good guys in your gut.
Say NO To Sugar
Sugar might taste good to you, but processed sugars aren't good for you. Eating a lot of refined, added sugars can lead to headaches, low energy levels, and inflammation.
Sugar is present in breakfast cereals, tomato ketchup, biscuits, instant noodles, chocolates, desserts, jams, packaged snacks and drinks, salad dressings, fruit juices, milk powders, muesli, peanut butter, flavored nuts and so much more! Look at the ingredient label when you shop.
One of the problems with sugar is that it spikes up your blood sugar, the body gets a burst of energy. Once the sugar is consumed, comes a crash! Lethargy sets in and we feel tired. Being tired turns into being cranky.
Excess sugar gets stored as fat in the cells, tissues, even around the organs, making weight loss difficult.
Refined sugar has been linked to suppressed immune system, anxiety, depression, ADD/ADHD, asthma, headaches, and insomnia.
Your challenge for today.
Identify foods you consume daily that include sugars. Start dropping them one by one. Artificial sweeteners are no better, so I would avoid them too.
Loving you always,