Many people’s lives spin out of control just by eating a few bites of refined sugar, a.k.a. sucrose, which leads to binge eating, food frenzies, and even addiction. But here are a few facts about sugar that just might make the difference when it comes to quitting for good.
First off, sugar is the ultimate empty calorie because it’s been stripped of essential fiber and nutrients and in order for your body to process it, it has to draw on its own reserves of vitamins and minerals to break it down. So, if you are constantly filling yourself up with empty calories, you might feel full physically for a short while but nutritionally and emotionally you’ll feel empty.
Not only does sugar rob your body of nutrients, it also robs you of self-dignity, self-respect, and self-control. People cringe when their cravings for sugar overwhelm them and they wind up feeling guilty and ashamed when they give in. But one important factor to consider when it comes to sugar that food ads don’t tell you is that sugar is a bonafide, hardcore addictive drug.
Sugar is classified as a drug for 2 reasons:
1.When you eat it, you crave more2.When you withdraw from it, you go through withdrawal symptoms including headaches, fatigue, moodiness, and more cravings!Hmm... you think M&M's Mars knows that? You betch ya.
It's no mistaking that sugar is dominating the food supply these days. It's even been proven to be more addictive than heroin or cocaine. Eureka!
In addition to that, sugar is what makes you fat. It’s the leading cause of weight gain and obesity. Plus, the overconsumption of sugar has led to the explosion of hypoglycemia and diabetes we see in society today. Reducing sugar in your diet not only helps with inflammation, but weight loss becomes much easier, moods naturally balance out, energy levels soar and sugar cravings stop.
What a relief.
So the next time you get a craving for sugar, don’t demonize it and battle against it as if it’s a weakness because in reality it’s an important message from your body that there is an underlying imbalance somewhere that needs to be addressed. Whether it’s to satisfy you physically, emotionally, or mentally, the key to overcoming sugar cravings is identifying what your body wants and knowing how to feed it right.
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