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What to do when you get off of sugar

What to do when you get off of sugar

If you think going off sugar is a good idea, you’re definitely on the track towards vital and vibrant health. Removing sugar from your diet is a smart way to lose weight, increase your energy levels and improve your mood, but only if you do it the right way.

 

So often people get rid of sugar without really knowing what to do. Here are my top tips for making sure you get the results you’re after when you eliminate sugar.

 

What Not to Do

 

1.    Don’t get rid of sugar and fat at the same time

 

Maybe you think you’ll kill two birds with one stone and cut fat at the same time as sugar. First of all, fat doesn’t make you fat, sugar does. Even if you eat 4 tablespoons of coconut oil in one sitting, you’ll STILL lose weight if you cut sugar. Fat is essential for stabilizing for blood sugar levels and curbing your sugar cravings, so make sure you get plenty of healthy fat at every meal.

 

2.    Don’t drink or eat “diet” anything

 

Aspartame is NOT healthy and will make it so much harder for you to lose weight. It’s totally toxic and was originally invented as a type of rat poison. Practically everything labelled diet or sugar free has aspartame so stay away from anything with these labels.

 

3.    Don’t load up on natural sugar like dried fruit and bananas

 

Some natural sugar is okay is there’s enough fibre to counter the insulin spike. Bananas and dried fruits like dates are notoriously high in sugar and will make it all the more difficult to eliminate cravings.

 

4.    Don’t keep eating bread and refined carbohydrates

Bread and refined carbohydrates like pasta, potatoes and white rice, don’t look like they contain sugar, but these foods break down into sugar once digested. If you keep eating them, you’ll keep craving sugar, and you’ll wonder what you’re doing wrong.

 

5.    Don’t be too hard on yourself if you mess up

Everyone slips up now and again. Be gentle with yourself if you make a mistake or have a weak moment and vow to keep trying. Don’t let one slip up start you on an outright binge.

 

Want even more great tips to help you lose weight, improve your digestion, increase your energy and end your sugar addiction once and for all?

Join me on my free private group Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/143433966138096/  where I’ll be sharing more information, tips and recipes to help you live a happier, healthier life.

 

To your wellness,

Angela

What Sugar Does to Your Brain

What Sugar Does to Your Brain

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CAUTION: Only read this blog post if you are truly ready to end your relationship with sugar. Once you know this, you can’t go back.

 

Have you ever been in one of those mid-day slumps where you can’t seem to think straight?

 

And in a daze you reach for the sugar-laden latte or a muffin?

 

Well, what if I told you that the way your brain experiences those stimulants lights up the exact same areas as cocaine? Crazy, right?!

 

New research is coming out every day on just how bad sugar is for the brain. It’s as bad for your brain as being in an extremely stressful or abusive situation 24/7.

 

Sugar addiction can actually impair the function of the hippocampus, the part of the brain responsible for memory and coping with stress.

 

The truth is when you go off sugar your brain starts to repair itself. The brain fog you deal with everyday disappears and you feel clear and focused like never before. When sugar is your primary fuel source, not only is it damaging you on a physiological level but it’s also impairing your higher mental functioning.

 

Using sugar or refined carbohydrates as a pick-me-up creates a vicious cycle, the effects of the sugar wear off quickly and the low energy returns with a vengeance. When you cut sugar out of your diet you transform this cycle and create stable, sustainable energy that allows you to actually focus and feel mentally clear. Just one of the many benefits of eliminating sugar from your life.

 

Want even more great tips to help you lose weight, improve your digestion, increase your energy and end your sugar addiction once and for all?

 

Or join me on my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/143433966138096/?ref=br_rs where I’ll be sharing more information, tips and recipes to help you live a happier, healthier life.

 

To your wellness,

Angela