At first we want to believe that we are not addicts. The very word ‘ addict ‘ makes us think ‘ Drugs ‘ or ‘ Alcohol ‘
But, did you know that sugar is sweet poison….it’s a silent killer. The effects of massive sugar consumption creeps in on us and suddenly strikes, in the form of a deadly disease or mood swings or depression or extreme fatigue, lowered libido etc…
There is too much to write about the dangers of white refine sugar or its other ‘disguises’.
The results though, of this consumption can be seen all around us.
~ Obese children and obese parents.
~ People with midriff fat or a ‘ tyre’
~ Bulging bellies.
~ Increasing cases of cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, depression, and inability to sleep.
~ Hyper children
~Children finding it difficult to concentrate and focus in school.
~ Individual behaviors that stem from low self-esteem caused due to one’s looks
~ Depression and unhappiness caused because the’ scale does not move ‘
~ Supposedly ‘ fit’ people dying of heart attacks.
If you are told to give up sugar for 10 days, and it worries or angers you, you should accept that you are addicted to it
if your children cannot go 10 days without sugar, they are addicted.
If you can’t control your portions of sugar, for example: if you start with a piece of chocolate and end up finishing the whole bar or the cake or many cupcakes at one go (that’s me) you are addicted to sugar.
Some of the worst stages of cancer require the person to starve the body of sugar, and yet if the only pleading request from that person is to do anything, but not take away sugar from the diet then it definitely sounds like an addiction.
There’s nothing wrong with a little bit of sugar, but when you have a diet that comprises of packaged foods, outside foods and junk, you are in taking more sugar than your body can handle.
Here are three reasons why you should immediately make plans to cut your sugar intake –
Sugar makes you crave for more sugar and if you restrict yourself it leads to mood swings, behavioral changes and a feeling of ‘restriction’. Sugar starts the chain reaction of addiction and more sugar means more calories which in turn mean more weight.
Sugar is the chief cause of ‘ belly’ fat or love handles or Cellulite. It ferments in the body making the body acidic and giving rise to bloating and gas. We then tend to perceive these problems as something else, and end up doing a whole load of wrong things to beat the bloating and gas. For example, we cut down on beans, because we think that all that bloat and gas formation is because of these extremely healthy and nutritious beans. And, so we eliminate beans from our diet and fail to cut down on the substance that is the real cause, sugar.
Sugar makes the environment in our cells acidic.Almost all diseases breathe in an acidic environment. Enough has been said about that. If you feel you’re addicted, get aware of your consumption and slowly start reducing it over time.
Find sweet substitutes, or set small milestones to reach your goal of consuming less sugar.
Till then, be conscious of your sugar intake. At times no matter how much you work out or walk, but if you are consuming too much sugar, you will find you lose some weight, but not from your belly or sides or not as much as you want to and that obstacle is nothing but sugar.