This is in no way supposed to be funny. I really am serious. Sugar is a drug and sugar is addictive.
Just read this for more information about how sugar acts in the body.
I remember as a kid eating sugar out f the sugar bowl as a kid. Instant boost!
Now, as an adult, I've realized that I'm a binge eater and also I have bad withdrawals. When my blood sugar drops, I get angry! I've seen this in my daughter as well.
So, with other addictions you cannot have any of said substance or you'll go back to dependency. I've found this to be true for me. If I have sweet treats in my house, I can't stay away from them. Holidays are the hardest because I overeat and I can't stop.
Of course abstinence is the best option, but I want to have some treats as long as I'm being intentional. I've found the best thing for me is to have rules.
That's why I've found Intermittent Fasting (IF) to be the best for me. I can have a sweet treat everyday and then not overindulge. I'm not spiking my blood sugar all day long and some days I don't even crave anything anymore. I don't usually eat before 11 am so it works well for me to have a late afternoon treat or a dessert.
On days that are special or a day that I fall off the bandwagon, I don't blame, shame, or have guilt anymore. Eating should not be linked to stress because that leads to horrible changes in the body as far as energy and hormones. This can further lead to weight gain and inflammation.
That's why my course doesn't restrict all sugar. Restrictive diets leave us feeling shame and guilt and we often just fall back to old habits. We need to reduce the cravings and enjoy sweets and carbs in moderation. Our thought patterns around food need to be positive and I include daily affirmations to reinforce this. My course will have you developing new patterns and new food choices so that it becomes a lifestyle not a diet! One of my favorite affirmations from the course is "I can make mistakes and be OK."
Read this for more on the psychology.
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