Three Steps You Can Take to Stop a Sugar Addiction
Looking for a way to break a sugar habit?
Here is a three-prong plan that seems doable since it does not advocate for abstinence from sugar. Instead, it suggests healthier sugar substitutes that will allow the body to adjust without giving it a sugar-less jolt.
If you are working with a doctor or nutritionist to end a sugar addiction, consult with them before adopting this plan. It may or may not be compatible with your current treatment.
Three Steps to Break a Sugar Addiction
Eat Organic, Raw Veggies and Fruits
It is recommended that all vegetables and fruits you eat be 100 percent organic. Organic produce is brimming with complex carbohydrates and natural sugars, and they are highly flavorful. Because complex carbs break down more slowly than simple ones, the brain receives the body’s “emergency” messages for more sugar less frequently.
Eat Whole Grains and Raw Honey Instead of Pastries or Ice Cream
Individuals can significantly lower sugar cravings by eating a slice of whole grain bread drizzled with raw, unpasteurized honey. Homemade bread is best, or we can shop for the best whole grain loaf our market carries.
A 1.5 gram slice of homemade whole grain bread has about 100 calories, 1.5 grams of fat, and approximately 18 grams of complex carbohydrates. That makes it a healthier choice than one cup of vanilla ice cream that has 14 fat grams and about 28 grams of refined sugar.
Adding one tablespoon of raw honey to the bread slice adds 70 calories but only 15 grams of sugar, substantially less than the 28 grams in the ice cream. Plus, raw honey has anti-microbial, anti-oxidant, and appetite-regulating properties that are not found in refined sugar.
Eat Raw Nuts and Trail Mix
Raw nuts and seeds provide healthy plant fats, protein, and complex-carbohydrate fuel. Mixes of nuts and seeds with dried unsweetened fruits are an excellent snack for those breaking a sugar addiction.
Trail mix, without added pieces of candy or sugarcoated fruit, is a great source of between meal sustained energy. There is enough sugar in trail mix to ward off cravings but not enough to cause spikes in blood sugar. There is also the added pleasure of eating food that is crunchy.
Source: Natural News