10 Tips for Dealing with Sugar Addiction

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Sugar addiction is not your fault! 

Given our environment is flooded with foods containing added sugars and we are genetically predisposed to crave sweet foods; sugar addiction is almost inevitable.

You may not even realize how much added sugar you are consuming each day because of food company’s clever ways of disguising it. Companies often use the words natural and ‘no-added’ in false ways. Just because a sugar is ‘natural’ does not mean it is no longer sugar, ‘no-added’ is used when the sugar is coming from fruit juice or concentrate; it is still sugar.

Sugar addiction is common, but why is this a problem?

Over-consumption of sugar can lead to:

  • metabolic syndrome
  • increased risk of diabetes
  • increased risk of cancer
  • increased risk of cardiovascular disease
  • weight gain
  • blood sugar swings
  • mood imbalance

Here are 10 tips for dealing with sugar addiction:

  • Reduce or Eliminate Caffeine

  • Drink Water

  • Eat More Vegetables or Fruit

  • Avoid Artificial Sweeteners and Added Sugars

  • Get Physically Active

  • Get More Sleep, Rest, Relaxation

  • Evaluate the Amount of Animal Food You Eat: depending on your metabolism, you may need less or more animal food. The type of animal food is also dependent on your individual metabolism

  • Eliminate Fat-Free or Low-Fat Packaged Foods

  • Experiment with Spices

  • Slow Down and Find Sweetness in Non-Food Ways

I am sure you have seen these tips as a solution to a variety of health problems, so why haven’t you integrated them into your life yet?

Support during a time of change or transition can help you to make lifestyle and diet changes that you can stick to for the rest of your life, call to set up a FREE initial consultation with Tara Hire at 207-594-0707 or schedule your appointment today HERE.

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