The DEADLY Pleasure We ALL Love

Kill the Sugar Addiction before it Kills YOU!

Mmmm, cake, cookies, candy, chocolate the list could go on and on in the culinary confections category but the million dollar question is what do they all have in common? Sugar, sweet sweet sugar! We all love that divine tasty goodness. We relish in it’s deliciousness all year round. Every holiday, celebration or reward to ourselves is often expressed in the form of a delectable sugary treat. Our definite love for the substance is like a mother’s love for her child but perhaps that love is much like a one way street? Maybe it’s time to make it a two way street!

Read the article below to see how to break the sugar cycle, you won’t regret it!

 

Choose wisely: If you’re going to indulge, go for seasonal sweets that you know you can’t get when it’s not the holidays. “You can have chocolate any time of the year,” says registered dietitian, nutritionist, and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics spokesperson Tamara Melton… Remember that just because these treats are only available for a limited time doesn’t mean you should go overboard. Practice portion control by having a plan…

  1. Think positive: Set yourself up for success by telling yourself that you got this… “If you think resisting sugar is going to be hard, it will be hard. Change that negative self-talk if you are going to take control of your diet and your health. Believe you can do this!”
  2. Not being hungry is key: Don’t want to chow down on the entire candy bowl? Set yourself up for success by eating a balanced meal or snack every three to four hours…three protein-rich meals and two protein-rich snacks every day to help you resist cravings…
  3. Know that cravings might be something else: …”People mistake thirst for hunger or cravings,” Kathie says. “That dip in energy that sends you hunting for a snack is often just a sign of dehydration. So hydrate and hydrate and drink water, not juice or soda.” Kathie recommends spa water — water infused with your favorite fruits — to hit sugar cravings the natural way…
  4. Don’t dwell: Tried your best, but couldn’t resist the siren song of holiday treats? Don’t beat yourself up about it. “Forgive yourself and get back on track,” Kathie says. “Forgiving and being kind to others (as well as yourself!) boosts self-esteem and gratitude for what you have (thus combating the negative self-talk that can send you running for the cookie jar) and gives you the same endorphin rush as sugar.”…
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