According to experts in the U.S. sugar is seven times more addictive than cocaine.
It is estimated that more than 50% of people in the U. S. have severe sugar addiction. Sugar hijacks your brain. These addicts have a strong craving for sugar and carbohydrates.
Sugar = sugar, high fructose corn syrup, candy, soda, carbohydrates like bread, pasta, potatoes, chips, cookies, cakes etc.
If you are:
when you are eating products with sugar and other carbohydrates and feeling:
or suffering from:
- Fungal infections/candida
- Low energy level
- Bad sleep
- Chronic pain
- Depressed immune system
- Upset stomach/constipation/diarrhea
- Poor appetite/over eating
- PMS/severe menopausal symptoms
- Mood fluctuations
- Over weight
- Deep tiredness at the same time as speeded
you could be a sugar addict!
Eating low fat products will increase the risk of sugar addiction because of the high sugar and carbohydrate content in these products. It is a vicious circle – the more sugar you eat, the more you crave. Not only one candy – the whole bag of candy. Sugar addiction is a gateway to other kinds of addiction. Many alcoholics and nicotine addicts have started as sugar addicts.
- Take baby steps – one day at the time
- Plan all the meals
- Make a shopping list
- Read the labels on the products
- Three meals a day. Approximately 3 tablespoons natural fat to every meal
- Write a food diary
- Change fuel before start exercising. Exercise 30 min/day. Start with 5 min.
- Do not stress
- Be kind to yourself and give yourself a lot of credit
If you have cravings: 1 tablespoon of coconut oil (organic) in hot water.
Good to eat: Sauerkraut/lacto fermented vegetables, arugula, and probiotics. Sometimes nuts, seeds, red and yellow vegetables (except red onion) can be a trigger for cravings. Eat green cabbage only in small amounts. Do not eat dark chocolate. Some addicts have to stay away for the most part from red meat. Bread and fruit are the worst for a sugar addict.
If very obese/yo-yo dieting a lot: Avoid diary products (heavy cream, cheese etc.) except butter for approximately three months. After that, introduce it slowly.
Detoxification: takes 4-8 days. Flu symptoms.
Contact your MD about health and medicine. Contact a sugar addict specialist for help with the addiction
Sugar (dextrose, maltose, galactose, fructose, sucrose, saccharose etc.), HFCS, arificial sweetners like aspartame should be avoided because they are drugs that hijack our brain. Sugar can give you a heart attack, sugar has been shown to promote the growth of cancer cells, sugar can lead to early puberty in a child, sugar can interfere with ovulation, sugar can give you acne, and sugar can kill prematurely.