Wednesday, April 20, 2011

#9: How is sugar impacting your cravings?

#9: How is sugar impacting your cravings?

By now we’ve all heard of the ill effects of this one little molecule – the substance we love to hate.  But oh, how it reels us in, weaving its spell and turning us in to none other than Homer Simpson.  

This is the number one cravings inducer. Sugar begets more sugar. Feeling helpless over its power is one of the primary motivators for clients that begin our program. Even small amounts of sugar can create spikes in blood sugar, driving us to reach for the exact thing we need to avoid for balance. Can we say addiction?  

How can we break free and kick the cookies to the curb? Replacing one habit for another allows us to gracefully awaken rather than forcibly trying and failing, perpetuating a cycle of guilt. It has been said that it takes 21 days to break a habit. Conversely we believe that it takes 21 days to create a new habit.  Pursuing both concurrently gives us the best chance for success. Alkalize, eat lots of veggies, greens, and either lean or plant-based proteins and watch the cravings disappear.

Tomorrow’s Tip:
#10: How do processed foods impact cravings?

These tips are part of our "Solving the Cravings Riddle' series. Click the link to read the article in it's entirety and see previous tips.

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