I hope you are having a great week. I was reminded over the weekend how close Thanksgiving is getting! We always have it at my house and my brain overloaded on everything that I need to get done. I was also reminded of all the things that I’m supposed to bake for Thanksgiving. I’m going to be trying out some low carb, sugar free desserts to see if I can sneak those into Thanksgiving this year without telling anyone, Lol.
Sugar cravings are the hardest part of starting a healthy lifestyle. This is especially true if you are dealing with sugar addiction related to hidden sugar in foods or high levels of sugar in our daily diet. In fact, sugar cravings can lead to you going off your diet plan and to completely derail from your health goals. If you need to remove sugar from your diet and cut down on the sugar cravings, here are some tips to help you.
I know I have been talking a lot about sugar, but it’s so important to try and kick this addiction. It’s especially important to not be craving it when Thanksgiving and Christmas roll around. When you read magazines and health reports online, you are given the picture that quitting sugar is a simple one step process. Just find or use an alternative and quitting can happen overnight. The truth with this is that there are actually stages of quitting sugar. You can not just drop it without side effects and backlash from your system. Here are the stages of quitting sugar, how to start them, and what to know about making each one work for your in your daily life.
Removing Known Sugars
The first step to quitting sugars is to remove all the known sugars in your diet. This means removing drinks, even diet drinks that contain sugars. You also want to remove sugars that are artificial. Both cause risks and dangers. Remove processed foods that contain high sugar contents as well. By just removing known sugars from your diet you can reduce the amount of risks and sugars that are causing you health issues. This may seem like the simplest and easiest step, but honestly it can be the hardest step for some people and the hardest to make choices during. We have already talked about where hidden sugars are lurking, so now you have some ideas of what to eliminate.
I hope you all had a great weekend. I had a fun time hanging out with some of my yoga friends on Saturday. We had a chili cook off at church on Sunday and that was fun too. I also got to see my grandson which is always great.
With the holidays coming up, I have been talking a lot about sugar. Sugar can keep you from reaching your health goals. You have been working on your diet and doing well. You are working towards a healthy diet and clean eating. You are even working towards goals like 5k runs and exercise groups. The problem is, you have been told by your nutritionist or doctor that your sugar levels are still not in a good range. You have removed soda, processed sugars, and sweets. No you are left wondering where the sugar is coming from. Here are a few hidden sources of sugar and what you need to do to remove them from your daily diet.
With Thanksgiving and Christmas fast approaching, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and fall back into old, bad habits. In the past, I have found myself getting caught up in all the sugary goodness of pies, cookies, cakes, etc. Then, with all the stress of the holidays, I wonder why I end up sick. I have found so many times that when I eat too much sugar, I get a cold or some other form of sickness.
You may think that sugar addiction is something that only has side effects such as obesity. The truth is, there are many other dangers of being addicted to sugar. These dangers can cause a variety of health issues and issues in your daily life. In fact, you may not even realize what foods and sources of sugar are causing your addiction, or at the very least contributing to it. Here are a few dangers to consider.
Halloween is over. Maybe you had too much Halloween candy or too many Halloween treats. I always go Trick or Treating with my nephews, and this year, my grandson. I have so much fun watching them go from door to door and getting excited about all the candy they are getting. Some years, I’ve even binged on the candy myself. This year, I didn’t want to be sick, so I steered clear. Plus, eating sugar makes me want more sugar. Sugar is so addicting. So we are going to be talking about it for the next couple of blog posts. With all the other holidays coming up, it’s easy to fall back into old, bad habits. Here is a picture of my nephews in the Halloween costumes.