The Problem With Giving Up Sugar For Good!
By Tammy LeBoss | thefitprofoodie.com
The obesity epidemic is on the rise! Is sugar part of the problem?
An expanding waistline. This is the first symptom doctors are told to look for in diagnosing metabolic syndrome. This means that if you’re overweight, there’s a good chance you have metabolic syndrome. For those who have heart attacks, metabolic syndrome will very likely be the reason.
Some holistic health coaches and nutritionists say, Americans should give up sugar. The problem with this type of ‘all-or-nothing’ mindset is that it’s likely to encourage even more cravings, thereby creating an endless cycle of failure. Let go of this mindset. Instead, consider swapping this (out) for that.
For example, simple swaps include replacing:
- coffee for green tea
- beer for kombucha or club soda
- a cocktail for a ‘mocktail’- try mineral water lightly sweetened with stevia and lemon
- regular chocolate with high quality dark chocolate, carob or cocao
- ice cream for creamy almond, hemp or cashew milk with blueberries as a healthy dessert option.
To reduce cravings, also consider adding L-glutamine supplements and spirulina to your eating plan. Replace the idea of ‘dieting’ with ‘lifestyle change’. Fueling the body with high anti-oxidant power help the body naturally feel nourished. By giving the body what it needs, cravings for junk food and sugar can be lessened.