Sugar is everywhere and it's costing us our health!
For a while there I was addicted to my daily sugar fix, I couldn’t stop myself from reaching for a cookie or slice of cake once when I had my cup of tea, because that was my daily habit- my reward for getting through the day, even though I knew it wasn’t doing me any good.
I think everyone has those days (or months or years. But those days are now over for me. Because when I learnt about how destructive sugar is to our cells and energy levels, I made the connection between my mood swings, stubborn belly fat, energy dips, hot flashes, insatiable thirst, digestive issues and inflammatory conditions- I know the list goes on right?
So, I made the choice to kick sugar to the curb. And with my background in combining science-backed, holistic wellness solutions, I managed to create a unique solution that helped me kick my sugar habit. And now I look and feel so much better for it.
It’s called ‘Quit Sugar & Ditch Your Sweet Tooth’. But more about that later.
So, how did sugar become such a big problem for so many of us? Well, the problem with our modern diet is that sugar has been added to so many of our food and drink products that we overconsume it far too easily. It’s added in excess to sweet treats such as cakes, ice creams, confectionary and also insidiously hidden in our cereals, sauces, breads and much more.
It has slipped its way into our daily diet (by the food production companies) and now many of us have a palate that is trained to desire sweetness and a sweet tooth that gets the better of us.
This is totally counter intuitive to our physiological needs, health and evolutionary diet. Sugar is an empty calorie that has no nutritional benefit and historically most of our sweetness came from
natural unrefined sources.
In fact, sugar refineries in Britain were only established in the 1700’s. Before that we relied upon more natural wholefood sweet treats that were nutrient dense and packed with phytonutrients, fibre and water, such as apples, berries, plums and honey.
The not so sweet truth about sugar is that though we often think of it as a sweet ‘treat’ it is actually damaging our health. It is a toxin that overloads our liver, when our liver is overloaded it is unable to process toxins as effectively which can cause:
Inability to metabolise fat (weight gain midriff)
Restricted blood flow
Low or high blood pressure
Mood swings & depression
Sugar also causes inflammation in the body and increases our risk of developing certain diseases and medical conditions such as:
Increase the risk of cancer
Lead to gastrointestinal problems
Cause reactive hypoglycaemia
Interfere with your absorption of protein
Cause food allergies
Hamper weight loss & cause obesity
Accelerate the aging process
Increase anxiety and make you moody
Complicate ADD, ADHD, and spectrum-related issues
Reducing sugar in your diet is one of the simplest ways to clean up your nutrition and boost your health resulting in:
Balanced blood sugar
Improved gut health
Less autoimmune responses
Better ability to burn fat and manage weight
Better cognitive health
So, we all know that sugar is not good for us and that we should probably eat less of it but sometimes that seems easier said than done because sugar is considered to be as addictive as cocaine which explains why so many of us continually reach for sugary treats to feel better, or provide pleasure, even though we know they are not good for us.
Now a little bit of sweetness in moderation is usually won’t do you too much harm. The problem occurs when we consume sugar excessively and consistently overtime as we adversely affect our ability to balance our blood sugar. Chronic highs and lows of blood sugar are known as the sugar rollercoaster wherein we experience short-term adverse symptoms. And potential long-term conditions such as insulin resistance, prediabetes, metabolic disease and type 2 diabetes.
So, how can you tell if you are riding sugar rollercoaster well the sugar rollercoaster presents with lots of different symptoms to any of the following resonate with you?
You have a sweet tooth & can't resist sweet treats
You get irritable or hangry when you don't get your sugar fix
You feel sleepy, lethargic or tired after you eat a meal or snack
You have been riding the sugar roller coaster and want to get off of it
You are perimenopausal and having hot flashes and night sweats
You have stubborn belly fat that just won't shift
You have been told that you are at risk of developing gestational diabetes
You are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes
You are prediabetic
You eat a generally healthy diet but want to reduce your sugar consumption
You want to learn more about how sugar negatively affects your health
Because sugar can be so addictive, it makes it extra hard for us to quit the sugar habit. But that doesn't mean that it's impossible. In fact, with a few simple strategies in place it can be a simple journey to undertake.
This was the journey that I undertook when I quit sugar several years ago and with my background in combining science-backed, holistic wellness solutions, I created an effective method to make quitting sugar manageable and successful.
So, my days of riding the sugar roller coaster are well and truly over and I’m here to support you in ending yours as well. Because I love that liberating feeling of not having to rely on something unhealthy to make me feel good and I believe that you will too!
So, if you want to kick your sugar habit to the curb and be free of your sweet tooth then checkout my workshop ‘Quit Sugar & Ditch Your Sweet Tooth’. It's a holistic workshop that combines some of the most effective strategies from the fields of nutritional therapy, behaviour change coaching and health coaching to provide you with a powerful strategy to quit your sugar habit.
The workshop contains informative videos that explain the theory of sugar consumption so that you know exactly why you should quit sugar and how to do it.
A Step-by-step guide & workbook to help you take cumulative steps to make quitting sugar realistic and achievable.
Useful PDF guides & cheat sheets so that you know exactly which sugars to avoid and what to replace them with.
5 experiential and practical strategies to help you take action and make changes to your routines, behaviour, mindset and habits.
15 healthy sweet treat recipes so that you have tasty alternatives and don’t feel deprived.
Plus, a bonus guided hypnosis audio MP3 to help you unpack your subconscious sugar responses and fast track your break-up with sugar.
Check it out, sign up and get off the sugar roller coaster so that you can boost your health and reap the benefits!
‘Quit Sugar & Ditch Your Sweet Tooth’ Transformation without deprivation.