It is without a doubt that sugar is major part of our diet. Sugar and processed carbohydrates are some of the major reasons we suffer from so many types ofdiseases.
The obesity in children is an epidemic and the rise of type 2 diabetes can both be directly linked to the amount of excess sugars we consume.
The problem is that our bodies are highly addictive to these refined and process sugars. We have been conditioned to think this over abundance of process sugar is okay. We crave it because it has addictive properties in them. Our blood levels spike and dopamine is released in the brain. Insulin is secreted to combat this spike. When the blood sugar level falls too quickly, there is now too much insulin which then causes fat storage. The body craves the high that was experienced and the cycle starts all over again.
Did you know that 80% of the 600,000 food products sold in the U.S. have added sugar? Crazy, right? Since sugar is highly addictive and easily available, a conscious and determined effort must be made to kick this vicious cycle. This is a basic plan. I encourage you to use what you find helpful and trash the rest.
Kick Sugar OUT with these 10 tips.
- Make a plan and STICK TO IT!
- Focus on creating good habits. In fact, focus on one habit a week.
- Eat a low carb diet.
- Eat carbs that come from nature! Sweet potatoes, beets, and carrots my go to.
- Eat good fats! Avocadoes, nuts, coconut and olive oils, and salmon are great sources of good fats.
- Get good sleep! Rest that body!
- Exercise regularly.
- Do something to relieve stress.
- Have good snacks around.
- Lastly, quit buying and stocking CRAP!!!
I hope this helps. Understanding the effects of sugar should help you want to decrease your intake...hopefully for good, if not, significantly.