Have you ever wondered what sugars have that makes you want to eat it? Have you ever tried to stop eating it and have you realized how difficult it is? Sugars dominate us much more than we want to admit. There are many people who do not realize at all, that they have an addiction to sugars. Did you know that the average American consumes an average of 130 pounds of sugar a year?
A study of Princeton has shown evidence that sugar and artificial sweeteners have the same neurological and behavioral effects as cocaine, one of the most addictive substances on the face of the earth.
Do you want to know if you are addicted to sugar? Here are 5 signs that show it:
1. Eat more sweet snacks than you plan.
Have you ever approached a box of donuts or cookies with the intention of eating only one? A few minutes later you want to eat ONLY one more. You rationalize it and go for it. Even after two, do you find yourself wanting to eat more? You fight, very strong.
2. You crave complex carbohydrates like bread or pasta
This point may seem a surprise to many people, but there is a lot of truth. Many people addicted to sugars find themselves, with strong cravings for complex carbohydrates like bread, pasta, potatoes, etc. You may be wondering why. After consuming complex carbohydrates, the body transforms them into simple carbohydrates (sugar) very quickly and can fuel your body addiction for sugars.
3.Rewards with snacks.
You’ve just finished a balanced meal, so you know it’s not a good idea to go eat your colleague’s cake in the kitchen in the office. You begin to rationalize that it would be well to eat it because you deserve it. So you go for that slice and you tell yourself it’s the last time. But it’s never the last time.
4. Try to cut sugars from your diet, but you can not.
You’re always talking about a sugar detox. You’ve seen your friends do it. It’s on your to-do list, but you’re never fully committed to it. Could it be a lack of discipline, or maybe it is that cravings for sugars does not leave you alone?
5. You crave sweet snacks after every meal.
You finish a meal. Are you satisfied. Suddenly, that urge to eat something sweet comes to you. You do. But, it’s not just for today, it’s every day. And you think, what’s wrong? Think again.
Sugar is related to obesity, hypertension, high blood pressure, depression, headaches and fatigue. Cravings for sugar are also one of the most common reasons why people have great difficulty in losing weight and staying healthy.
If you can relate to any of these things, sugar has dominated you and you are addicted to sugar. It’s okay to admit it. Some people call this their sweet tooth, a slight addiction to sugar. But what can you do? To live a healthy life, you have to leave the sugar. Here are some tips that can help you:
1. Admit it, accept it.
The first step is awareness. You may realize that you identify with the issues mentioned above, but you still need to accept it and stop allowing your eating habits to be controlled by sugar.
2. Make a plan of attack.
Reading food labels and making a conscious awareness of staying away from added sugars can empower you to give up the habit. There are at least 56 different names for sugar listed in foods. Educate yourself.
3. Food Supplements.
Food supplements that will help you overcome the sugar cravings without consuming any sugar or much calories.