Are You Addicted to Sugar?

As Americans, we consume 156 pounds of sugar a year…..that’s 31 five pound bags for each person.  Yikes!!  We are seriously addicted.

The problem with our addiction is we are hard-wired to seek sugar because our body very efficiently converts it into fat for stored energy and times of food scarcity.  Fortunately (or unfortunately), there’s no food scarcity here.  Nor is there a lack of sugar, especially refined sugar, all the various forms of sweeteners, and all the hidden sugars in our food where we would least expect it.  Sugar in half and half.  Really? Why????  You’d be shocked!  Since we’re engineered to be addicted to sugar and we keep getting it, no wonder it acts much like heroin in our brain.

Here are some ideas to reduce your sugar blues:

  1. Definitely eat breakfast.  That first bite gets everything in our body metabolizing.  And if you only have coffee, that’s a sure sign for some crashing and need for sugar pick-me-up later.
  2. Enjoy spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg.  They help sweeten things up naturally.
  3. Hydrate!  75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated.  When we drink enough water, we have more energy and don’t need the sugar boost of quick energy.

These are just some ideas.  Make sure you attend my next “Naturally Eliminate Sugar Cravings” on Oct. 22nd at 6:30pm.


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