Sugar is a serious addiction! The more frequent you consume it and in greater quantities, the more addicted you’ll become.
So what do we do about it?
Today I share 7 helpful habits to break the sugar addiction and I challenge you to implement these habits into your life for the next 2-3 weeks. Are you ready?
Sugar is one of the most highly addictive substances on the planet – outside of drugs – that can kill people and take them down a very bad road.
There’s many of us who have a good handle on our sugar intake. We can have sugar and we can go without it. It’s not a big deal.
But, there’s also a lot of people who struggle with breaking free from their sugar habit. There have been studies done that compare sugar addictions to drug addictions. Our brains light up in the same areas for sugars as they do for drugs. With that type of addiction, the effects of having more of it frequently is going to change your behaviors. It will change your ability to fight the cravings for sugar.
Even though sugar is highly addictive – and that’s reason enough to cut down or eliminate it – but I also believe that we have to go all-or-nothing. I believe you can have some sugar and avoid having too much of it at the same time – you just have to understand the psychology of it.
The first thing you can do to take control of sugar addiction is eat more fruit. Fruit is high in sugar, flavorful, and also contains vitamins and minerals that are GOOD for you. You don’t want to eat fruit all day long – two servings is enough! – but when you’re eating the right kinds of sugars, the cravings are eliminated.
Avoid eating sweets first thing in the day. If you eat sugar first thing, you’re setting yourself up to want it all day long. If you avoid sugar for the first half of the day, you’re less likely to eat an enormous amount in the second half.
Combine sweets with quality foods. Enjoy sweet foods such as fruits, dates, cacao nibs, or raisins with a quality food such as yogurt. This helps manage your blood sugars better. You’ll take in more nutrients and you feel full and satiated for longer periods of time. Don’t stock your cabinets with sweet treats. Keep them unavailable so you’re less likely to binge conveniently.
Substitute candy bars with health food bars. Health food bars will have sugar, but the sugar will come from fruit, or honey, or dates, or cane sugar – not high fructose corn syrup.
Stay hydrated. If your body is dehydrated, if you’re thirsty, you sugar cravings will increase. The average person who doesn’t exercise should drink at least two liters per day. Those who exercise should drink a bit more. If you’re dehydrated, you may crave sugar, be more tired, not going to the bathroom like you should, are prone to headaches more often, etc.
Avoid drinking sugar. Sugar is in nearly every beverage – alcohol, juice, soda, even those flavored waters. Drinking sugars is a big part of the reason the American population is addicted to sugar.
Be sure to give yourself nutrient sufficiency. It’s important that you eat quality foods. This way your body actually gets fed. Eating a burger and fries will not give your body the things that it needs the way a healthier meal would.
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