Sugar and You

imagesAre you challenged with sugar cravings each day? Processed sugar is found in many food items and you crave sugar because you eat it.

Too much sugar is linked to everything from metabolic syndrome to cancer, and given our tragic dependence on it, there have even been bans suggested in some locales. Some studies show sugar is as addictive as cocaine.

Sugary items that Americans consume are:

  • Soda/Soft Drinks
  • Candy
  • Baked Goods
  • Fruit Drinks

 

Along with obesity, there are other health disorders that are connected to sugar consumption. Some of the most common are:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart Disease
  • Tooth Decay
  • Nutritional deficiencies

 

The one question we should be asking ourselves is: Are these sugary items worth the health disorders, either in ourselves or our children?

Very often when people come to me for weight loss advice it is immediately apparent to me that they are addicted to sugar. I find that when parents consume too much sugar, so do the children in the family. In my work, I see how sugar controls one’s thoughts and actions. It takes hold of the senses.

The most effective way to reduce or eliminate your desire for sugar is to stop eating it. You need to clear your system of processed sugar. It may take up to two weeks, and some people experience headaches, mood swings, and severe sugar cravings…read more

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