The other night, we had a dinner party where we hosted some members of my wife’s family; actually tribe or clan might be more appropriate.
One of our guests, still a very beautiful lady, confided in me that she had a major “sugar craving” problem.
She eats only fish and fowl for protein, lots of carbs, and some vegetables. I said I’d look into.
So, here are 10 points that should help:
- AVOID PROCESSES FOOD. All processed foods contain sugar. To increase shelf life, almost all of the roughage/fiber is removed and to compensate for the taste loss sugar is added.
Eating a slice of bread is the same as eating a spoonful of sugar.
As I put forth a couple of posts ago, sugar is as addictive as cocaine. In 2013, Connecticut College researchers confirmed that Oreos could be as addictive as cocaine, after observing the behavior of rats. First, dopamine levels increase, then drop and craving starts.
I strongly advise that you don’t eat anything in a box, bag, carton or can. Better yet, nothing with an ingredients label on it.
- BOOST YOUR SEROTONIN. Serotonin, better known as the “happiness hormone”, can be raised through diet, exercise and proper sleeping. When you have plenty of serotonin, you are less likely to have cravings for sweets. Please read my April 9, 2015 post, “Your Brain After a 20 Minute Walk”.
- DRINK PLENTY OF WATER. Sometimes you may think that your body is asking for sugar, when in fact it’s dehydrated and is really craving for water.
- KEEP YOUR BLOOD SUGAR STABLE. Eat several, small, healthy meals throughout the day instead of three large portions to avoid dips in blood sugar. I suggest, yogurt with chia seeds, a quinoa salad (look at the recipe I gave you in my July 21, 2017 post), raw nuts and seeds. If you do this, your body will produce more serotonin, You’ll feel happier, and sleep much better at night.
- HAVE PLENTY OF GREENS. Green vegetables are rich in nutrients, can increase energy levels, and can reduce sugar and processed food cravings. Juicing vegetables is an excellent idea. Remember my raw potassium broth; carrots, celery, spinach and parsley juice? This has everything but protein in it.
- ENJOY FERMENTED FOODS AND DRINKS. Kombucha, water kefir, home made yogurt, sauerkraut, pickles, etc.
- Daily meditation can reduce stress and minimize sugar cravings.
- TRY EFT. Emotional Freedom Technique uses simple acupressure points to address deep-rooted issues, like sugar addiction. Read “Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)” dated July 20, 2015 and watch the tapping video dated July 30, 2015.
- NEVER USE ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS. Don’t be fooled by “0” calories. When you ingest artificial sweeteners, your body perceives this as sugar being consumed (they are sweet after all) and insulin gets to work and reduces the sugar in your blood stream. Now, the brain kicks in and is panicked because its only food source, sugar, is low, and you start having a hypoglycemic attack; you crave sugars and carbs. I suggest you consume coconut oil regularly, because ketones in coconut oil “feed” the brain and keep it quiet.
- CHECK TO SEE IF CANDIDA HAS CORRUPTED YOUR INTESTINAL FLORA. If this is the case, then your sugar cravings will be in overdrive. Please watch the video, “The Parasite That Effects 250 Million Americans”, posted on September 28, 2015, and check to see if you are infected, as shown in the post, dated October 5, 2015, and in the below picture.
That’s it for this week; see you all next time.