Food. Do you keep a stash in your purse or car — just in case?
Do you run out of energy and eat sugar for a boost?
Here are 10 tips for Dissolving Your Sugar Habit.
Identify your habit.
What, specifically, are you eating/drinking? And what time of day?
Drink enough water to keep you hydrated.
This means you should urinate once every hour or two and the urine should be pale yellow or clear.
Proper exercise will reduce the desire for sugar.
So when you want sugar…take a walk.
Eat or drink your greens!
Greens stabilize blood sugar which reduces the want for more. Try a green smoothie (and it’s okay to put some fruit in it to mitigate the taste of greens).
Address your emotions in a healthy way.
Celebrate events without food.
Enjoy connecting with people – whether it’s a party or a networking event.
Eat or drink fermented foods.
If your sugar desire stems from parasites, you could unknowingly be feeding them! Eating foods like sauerkraut and kimchi help to replenish the good bacteria in your system. (Unless you have serious candida or diabetes. Then fermented foods/drink are not recommended initially.)
Avoid processed food.
If it comes in a plastic wrapper, box, bag or package, it probably has at least one source of sugar. While fruit has sugar, it also has fiber and micro-nutrients so, for most people, is well tolerated and does not instigate the sugar rollercoaster.
Get and take proper sleep!
Instead of consuming sugar or caffeine, try closing your eyes for 5 minutes – away from the computer and phone. In fact, turn them off and allow yourself to experience complete silence. You might be amazed at how restorative it is.
Make an appointment with me to determine whether your sugar habit is a true addiction (common in alcoholics or if there is a history); a parasite problem; or simply a habit. Habits are responses to emotional situations and can easily be changed.