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Sugar Addicts Anonymous.

Updated: Sep 25, 2023

"Too much sugar is bitter" Nepalese Proverb

The story goes, that a mother brings her son to Gandhi, asking him to urge her son to stop eating so much sugar. Gandhi asks the worried woman to come back with her son in two weeks.

So the mother leaves, she returns two weeks later, Gandhi then obliges her by advising her son to stop eating sugar. The mother thanks Gandhi, but asks, Why Gandhi didn't you tell my son to stop eating sugar during the first visit? Gandhi replied, "Because I needed the two weeks to stop eating sugar myself".

You may not be injecting liquid glucose or racking up the table sugar, but are you conscious of just how much sugar you are consuming in your diet?

I often hear my clients say, "Sugar is not an issue for me!" I say, great then it will be easy for you to give it up for a week, including the obvious things like chocolate, sweets, cakes, biscuits, etc. Remove juice, sweet smoothies as well as fruit, dry and fresh, then tell me you don't have a problem with sugar cravings.

Becoming conscious of sugar in your food also means, in the beginning, checking the labels, you will discover that sugar is in almost everything; secondly, you will become aware of when you crave it and can start to ask yourself what else is going on here, how are you feeling, what are you doing, not doing and so on, start looking at your habits.

When we consume sugar it causes the brain to release dopamine and opioids which are natural pleasure chemicals, Humans are partial to pleasure, and not so keen on pain.

Too much sugar in our diets causes obesity due to unnecessary calories. According to the World Health Organization, obesity has tripled globally since 1975. This is mostly due to high-sugar diets and unhealthful lifestyle choices.

The problem with excess sugar in our diets.

Sugar causes blood glucose levels to spike and plummet, this increases our appetite and we eat more than we require. Increasing the risk of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. Too much sugar affects our immune function, accelerates aging, causes tooth decay, can affect our cognition, Alzheimer's is called by some scientists diabetes 3, diabetes of the brain, finally and in case you need to hear any more reasons to access your sugar consumption, a diet high in sugar takes the place of essential nutrients.

When you start cutting sugar out of your diet, you may go through some light withdrawal symptoms just like with any addictive substance. Symptoms include headaches, irritability, and fatigue. These symptoms soon pass, and you will experience the benefits of a sugar-less life.

Tips for removing Sugar.

  • Make/buy sugar-free juice options.

  • Go easy on tropical fruit, eat fruit in moderation.

  • Eating more whole foods at mealtime to replace the sugar snacks you once reached for, to aid ease you adjust

  • Remove dry fruit as high in concentrated sugars.

  • Do not buy store-bought smoothies & juices, instead make your own.

The Healthie Homie 7-day Reset followed correctly is an opportunity to do just that - reset and replace sugar addictions with whole foods that satisfy and allow you to experience firsthand what it feels like not to turn to sugar highs for your sweet cravings, as well as leave you feeling more energized and beautiful too!

The Reset guides you to start seeing clearly where the sugar is hidden and it's not always obvious - Low-fat, 'healthy' shakes, smoothies, snacks, takeouts and easy meals, protein bars, and diet foods can often be laced in sugar. Marketed as healthy, does not mean a product is healthy or a good choice.

Always read labels Sugar comes under different names like; sucrose and high-fructose corn syrup, as well as barley malt, dextrose, maltose and rice syrup, among others.

The benefits of living Sugar-Free!

Weight loss management allows you to maintain your desired weight easily

Feel happier within yourself

Concentrate better

Help to relieve hormonal issues

Clear skin.

More energy, vitality & longevity.

Less brain fog

Stabilise your mood

Supports gut health & wellness

Try a sugarless life and experience the sweetness for yourself. Get guidance make it easy join our next 7-day reset and make sure you are subscribed here at Healthie Homie for up-and-coming dates.

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