Want to feel better?
You probably hear how sugar is toxic, makes you sick and feel like an addict. Well actually that is pretty much the scary truth. It might feel really good in the moment, it might make you feel like your troubles are gone, but unfortunately it is pretty short lived. But you knew that…
10 good reasons to skip the sugar
1. Anxiety, depression and hypertension, sleepiness, drowsiness, mood disorders, fogginess, and difficulty concentrating. Can contribute to headaches and migraines as well as PMS.
2. Allergies, asthma, respiratory issues, and higher incidents of bacterial and yeast infections.
3. Weight issues, abdominal fat accumulation, obesity, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes. Causes excess accumulation of adipose fat tissue, which stores more toxins and produces hormones such as leptin and estrogen. Fat deposits affect our sense of hunger and satiation.
4. Addictions and cravings, artificial hunger, poor appetite control, irrational eating patterns and addictive behaviors.
5. Weakens immune system and depletes the body of nutrients, minerals, and vitamins. Enhances cancer risk. “Cancer grows on sugar”.
6. Digestive issues, bloating, gas, acid reflux, constipation, diarrhea, and mal-absorption. Slows food transit through GI tract causing inflammation in the intestines and increasing the risk of Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and hemorrhoids.
7. Can cause fatty liver, liver and kidney disease as well as kidney stones.
8. Oxidative stress causes accelerated aging of organs, bones, tissue, skin, hair, eyes, and teeth. Loss of tissue elasticity in muscles, cells, and skin. Slows metabolism, circulation, detoxification, and increases risk of varicose vein.
9. Increases acidity and inflammation in your body, causes osteoporosis, arthritis, joint inflammation and periodontal disease. Leads to life-style diseases such as: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, clogged arteries, and heart-disease….among other health issues.
10. And if you want to look younger – sugar gives you wrinkles!
Sugar loosens the collagen and gives you saggy skin. Sugar increases inflammation, which makes your skin (and face) look puffy and swollen.
So how can you get off it?
Sugar is such an addictive substance that just pulling the plug and expect of yourself that you can simply just avoid it might not be the best plan!
Drink more water:
I know it might seem too simple, but sugar cravings can actually come from dehydration, and if you drink more fresh pure water, you may find that you feel cleaner inside and that sugar will not seems as appealing.
Get your sleep:
The less tired you are, the less you will feel like you need the quick doses of energy that you associate with sugary foods.
Don’t skip the carbs:
Often, my clients confuse sugar and carbs. You need carbs, but you only need the good ones—that means whole grains, brown rice, and vegetables. They help you master your blood-sugar levels, which is what it is all about. Once your blood-sugar levels crash, there is a “good chance” that you will go for a fast sugar-fix… and that is what starts the roller-coaster.
It is the processed white stuff and excess of the real sugar too that is not good for you. Choose raw honey, pure cane sugar, real maple syrup, or other natural ways to sweeten your food. And still remember that less is more!
Get mindful about your habits:
It is not as simple as just avoiding sugar and it will probably just make you feel like you are on a restrictive diet too. The real solution is to learn to eat better overall so you feel full, keep your cravings nourished with real food and keep your blood sugar stabile does not crash in the first place. The path for life online program is designed to teach you how to create a life you love by eating healthy and changing your habits.