Help! I’m Addicted To Sugar

An entire meal to me is one which includes one thing salty, adopted by one thing candy. Sometimes I handle to work in a dessert 3 times a day. I’ve toast each morning, and even with that I am going to divy it up like, this one piece will probably be savory, this different piece is getting maple butter—must maintain it even. I am undecided the place it comes from, however I notice it is not wholesome. I wish to suppose I am cautious although. I do not drink soda, no fruit juice, no granola, no yogurt—nothing that has hidden sugar. I additionally attempt to remind myself to work extra good fat (avocado, cheese, fish, nuts) into my eating regimen if I am consuming one thing candy, and even eat them alongside one another. I like my sugar out within the open, like a slice of banana bread, carrot cake, a smoothie, ice cream. It drives me loopy to suppose home made oatmeal cookie may need the identical quantity of sugar as a granola bar—why would anybody ever select the latter?

This is not a good way of dwelling although, so I’m eager about kicking sweets fully. I am certain it might be nice for me. And I am saying sweets, not sugar, as sugar is in fruits and in carbs and I am not giving these up. It’s not about weight reduction or being good to my pores and skin, it is extra about self management. I do not like that I crave it, and I’m in search of some instruments to assist.

Although, counterpoint—let’s think about, perhaps sugar simply tastes good and we’re hard-wired to crave it? Not that I’m in search of causes to remain on the sugar… No, I wish to be good. So, right here’s my plea: Can you assist me lower down on my sugar cravings? How ought to I even start?

—Tom Newton

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