If you're looking for inspiration to help get over sugar addiction, this is the post for you! There is so much information available today for people who struggle with this particular sensitivity, including free ebooks with sugar-free recipes. In order to get over sugar addiction you will have to renew your mind about about the role sugar plays in your life and health so that you can take the necessary steps for a new lifestyle.
I found this quote in a helpful forum on how to get over sugar addiction. I think it means that having something to prove - to yourself, no one else - can be an amazing motivation to push you to work hard to get over a sugar addiction, or any other addiction, for that matter.
That makes perfect sense, doesn't it? And to kick addictions, including a sugar addiction, it will require a lot of discipline, so be prepared - but you can do it!
I think what she's saying is that it's okay to fail - as long as you keep trying. You might not be able to kick a sugar addiction the first time you try - so keep trying!
To put this in the context of a sugar addiction, consider this similar, but longer and more specific quote, from Therese J. Borchard on the Beyond Blue blog: "I chose my life. It was an easy decision. Easy in that I knew what I wanted. And yet its implementation means giving myself excellent self care, support, and nurturing: I eat three to four meals a day, everyday. (It’s hard to resist sugar when you’re starving.) I do my best to get a good night’s sleep. (It’s also hard to resist sugar when you’re exhausted.) When I go out to dinner, I choose a restaurant that has something I want to eat. I carry food with me when I’ll be gone for the day." So she's given herself ways and reasons she CAN, rather than ways and reasons she CAN'T.
Making any change is difficult, especially a change in diet... especially a change in diet for better health! But you know it's the right thing to do for your body, so rather than put it off, or sit around and wait for the "perfect" time to make the change, start now!
Will kicking a sugar habit make you sweat? No. I don't take this quote literally when it comes to kicking a sugar habit. I take it figuratively - that the hard work involved won't hurt; on the contrary, it's so worth it for your better health and well-being!
Why go halfway? Well, for some, it's not intentional - they fully intend to "climb the mountain" and fully get over sugar addiction. But sugar is so sneaky! This list is super helpful in identifying all the sneaky ways sugar may be sneaking in your diet: brown rice syrup, cane juice, caramel, carob syrup, chocolate syrup, cinnamon sugar, coarse sugar, coconut sugar, corn syrup, corn syrup solids, date syrup, demerara, dextran, Dextrose, diastatic malt, diatase, disaccharide, erythritol, ethyl maltol, fructose, fruit juice concentrate, fruit syrup, galactose, glucose, glucose solids, glycerol, golden brown sugar, golden caster sugar, golden icing sugar, golden sugar, golden syrup, granulated sugar, grape sugar, grape sweetener, high-fructose corn syrup, high-maltose corn syrup, honey, invert sugar, lactose, levulose, malt, malt extract, maltose, mannitol, molasses, monosaccharide, refiner’s syrup, rice extract, sorbitol, and sucrose. Wow! Now that you've seen this list, you'll be able to go "all the way" - sugar free!
It's bound to happen - someone's going to ask you why you're quitting sugar. First of all, like Ms. Kerr suggests - you can choose to celebrate what you've got, and focus on that by saying something like, "I'd like to be as healthy and happy later on in life as I am now!" Or you can tell the nosy Nellie to butt out - it's not about weight loss, or "weirdness"; it's about treating your gorgeous female body as a temple.
We all have that one friend or family member, the one who just won't accept your "celebrate" reason I mentioned above. Well, it's okay. It'll be tough to take unfair comments when you're in the throes of kicking a sugar addiction, but once you're free of it, you'll be able to handle these rude comments and questions in stride. And probably quite cleverly!
Do you have a favorite resource that has helped you on your journey into your sugar-free life? I'd love to hear about it.
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