Sugar is more addictive than most drugs. Let me say that again. When the body has been indulging in too much sugar, the cravings to resist it are stronger than most illegal drugs. It’s a sneaky force that can send your BEST intentions down the death spiral in no time flat. Unfortunately the holidays kick-start our sugar habits and the cold winter months give us little motivation to get back on track. If you’re reading this nodding your head saying, yup, I feels you sister, welp I’ve got good news. We’ve got a fix for that!
Flood your body with an abundance of vegetables. The alkalinity of the fresh produce will knock out even the strongest sugar cravings over time. Your taste buds will adjust and suddenly you’ll be reaching for some fresh cut veggies for your afternoon snack. The candy jar will stay FULL on your co-workers desk because you walk on by without the slightest temptation.
Go hard. Kicking the sugar habit is not one of those “I’ll-ease-into-this” kind of things. You have to stop cold turkey and march on through to the other side. Trust me. I’m absolutely right about this one.
But wait, I don’t eat a lot of candy, donuts or chocolate! So the sugar thing doesn’t apply to me. Not so fast…
Next Enemy on Deck: Pretzels, goldfish, chips, etc.
I know. It’s a hard truth to digest. But your body breaks down or converts simple carbohydrates into sugar. So even if you’re not big into the sweets, but you’re into to salty snacks like pretzels, etc on the regular, you are still giving your body a sugar overdrive.
I’m not a carb hater. I personally believe that complex, healthy carbohydrates have a place in my nutrition plan. Complex carbs convert to sugar yes, but on a MUCH slower rate so the sugar cravings don’t ramp up in overdrive. I love carb cycling (more on this topic later), and regularly eat complex carbs like sweet potatoes, beans and lentils and advanced grains. So how to fix this craving for salty, processed carbs that our body is converting to sugar?
See above… or I’ll write it again for you…
- Flood your body with an abundance of vegetables. The alkalinity of the fresh produce will knock out even the strongest sugar cravings over time. Your taste buds will adjust and suddenly you’ll be reaching for some fresh cut veggies for your afternoon snack. You’ll be flying right by the chip aisle because your body won’t have these strong cravings!
- Go hard. Kicking the sugar habit is not one of those “I’ll-ease-into-this” kind of things. You have to stop cold turkey and march on through to the other side. Trust me. I’m absolutely right about this one
Inflammation…it’s a biggie.
The very last threat to your New Year’s Resolution to get healthy is the result of too much eating, drinking, stress, and sugar we indulged in during the “ber” months. This overload of sugar, carbs, alcohol and stress has left your body incredibly inflamed. Many people see this through brain fog, puffiness, bloating, joint pain and dull skin. If we have chronic inflammation that goes unchecked, bad things happen. Sadly it will make losing weight and getting your body healthy nearly impossible. How to fix it?
Start drinking JUICE. Well made, organic vegetable juice is a magic bullet!
If you want to kick the sugar habit, carbohydrate cravings and reduce inflammation – start drinking JUICE. If you don’t know how to begin or need an easy button to get going, I feel you. That’s exactly why I created The Juice Ritual. Each month we ship six of our USDA certified organic juices right to your door for a one-day fast. This is the magic bullet to make your resolution to get healthy a raging SUCCESS! Even better, we do The Juice Ritual all together on the first Thursday of every month so you have the support of an amazing community of over 200 people around the country dedicated to chasing good health and living a healthy lifestyle.
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