Don’t Fool Yourself, You Are a Sugar Addict!
I am in the middle of reading a great book called “Bright Line Eating” by Susan Peirce Thompson Ph.D. What fascinates me are the insights she shares about human behavior, addiction, and the psychology of permanent weight loss.
Did you know that we all have a limited amount of willpower? So, if for example, you have to exhibit a lot of willpower to keep up a regular exercise routine, you may not have enough willpower left to stick to your diet. How crazy is that?
What really shocked me was her logical explanation of why sugar and flour are drugs, just like cocaine and heroin…
Sugar Is One of the Most Addictive Substances
By now, most of us have probably heard that studies have shown sugar to be 8 times more addictive than cocaine.
I can’t imagine any of us not being fed sugary treats since childhood. So, basically, we were raised to be addicts. And just like a cigarette addict, you cannot simply taper off to rid yourself of your addiction. You have to go cold turkey!
Susan shares a great sugar addiction quiz to figure out just how much your brain tends to get addicted to sugar and food in general. You can take it here…
Food Freedom Quiz by Bright Line Eating — foodfreedomquiz.com
Learn whether your BRAIN is BLOCKING you from losing weight! Join the ranks of people who have collectively lost 300,000 pounds in the past three years, just by discovering how their brain is wired to respond to food.
Sugar Consumption Can Lead to Chronic Inflammation
Since sugar can lead to inflammation, it can make your arthritis worse, and it should be one of the first things to exclude from your diet.
Believe me, I know how challenging this sounds. All my life I have had a sweet tooth and sugary treats are my emotional comfort foods.
Check out these resources to learn more about the connection between sugar and inflammation:
Inflammation can cause serious health problems. This article examines whether there is a link between sugar intake and inflammation.
When it comes to evaluating sugar’s negative health impacts, the threat of extra pudge is just the beginning. Even great health threats — including inflammation-based diseases — may lurk at the bottom of the sugar bowl.
How to Kick Sugar to the Curb and Beat Your Sugar Addiction
Now that you understand the link between sugar and inflammation, you are wondering how to kick the habit in order to lose weight and reduce your arthritis pain and symptoms.
So, keep that in mind while you follow some of these suggestions:
1. Distract yourself.
2. Eat a naturally sweet food.
3. Make sure you’re eating enough fat and protein.
4. Drink bone broth.
5. Learn to handle stress in a healthy way.
1. Balance Blood Sugar.
2. Go Cold Turkey.
3. Eat the Right Foods.
4. Manage Stress.
5. Target Food Allergies.
6. Create an Exercise Plan.
7. Get 8 Hours of Sleep.