Saturday, March 15, 2014

How To End Sugar Addiction For Good (You Know If You're Addicted)

Jelly Beans straight from the Easter Basket
You know if you're addicted to sugar - you crave chocolate, candy, cake (love the frosting), donuts (DD's bavarian creme), oreos, or ice cream. Holidays are the worst - the Easter basket, Christmas cookies, Thanksgiving desserts, etc

You're like a smoker sneaking out into the cold winter air for a puff, only you stop to pick up root beer barrels at the local food market and then eat the entire package in one sitting. Or eat three servings of ice cream in front of the TV set.

Sweet food is your friend, your comfort when things aren't going your way or your boss is  crawling up your butt.

How Do You Stop Sugar Addiction?

In theory, it's easy. I remember Wayne Dyer, the New Age philosopher, talking about how he stopped smoking - "Don't put the cigarette in your mouth." 

Yeah sure - stop putting the sugary food in your mouth - way too hard to do! 

Unfortunately, there's only one way to stop smoking - change your mindset that insists that a cigarette is a friend and think of it as a monster and the enemy.

Same thing for sugar - a lifetime of excessive sugar consumption leads to end of life misery from a variety of diseases. Only you can't think about the diseases - you think about the enemy - sugar - and how to conquer the enemy.

The good news is that when you restrict sugar consumption for a few days, eating a piece of chocolate is going to taste mighty sweet! Hopefully, you won't even try to eat it, because eating one bite will get you re-addicted.

Get Help

Most people don't stop smoking on their own - they get support. 

So where do you get support to end sugar addiction? Dr. Mark Hyman, author of The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet: Activate Your Body's Natural Ability to Burn Fat and Lose Weight Fast, has established a community to support ending sugar addiction. 

Joining a community of former sugar addicts is an excellent start!

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