PROOF?

 Norwegian Krumkage

Norwegian Krumkage

Very interesting article…somewhat confirms my “white refined sugar is a drug” theory…and I do feel deprived unlike Michael Prager states here…It is getting better but there are some foods that I am finishing up that contain some sugar so I have not fully gone OFF 100%. The article suggests that it may be better to quit completely so that the sensitivity for sugar and the cravings disappear.

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Is Sugar Addiction Why So Many January Diets Fail?  http://n.pr/1aL5Xnn

“About 11 percent of the population meets the criteria for food addiction, Avena says — and most say they’re hooked on carbohydrates. To make the case to the general public, Avena has just published a book, Why Diets Fail, which she wrote with John Talbott, an author who recently went from borderline obese to fit by cutting sugar and most starches from his diet.”

Some self-identified sugar addicts have managed to eliminate it from their diets, and those who are successful swear by it.

“I have not had refined sugar or flour in about 15 years, and I do not feel deprived,” Michael Prager, a journalist who writes and speaks on food addiction, tells me. “I just found that life was better without it.”

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22 teaspoons of sugar a day is the US average. The American Heart Association recommends 6 teaspoons a day for women and 9 for men…glad I am off Coca Cola – 10 teaspoons in one 12 ounce can (HFCS equivalent). Yikes.

Tools for Being a Sugar Overcomer – profoundly simple!

-Ask: Do I want it or need it? Am I really hungry?

-Find new foods to keep things exciting in the absence of Peppermint Patties

-Exercise – Yup yup.

-Keep long term goal in mind – more energy, more focused, more fit – Lean and Green in 2014!

-Monitor cravings for 2 weeks – I already know my trouble spots

Glad this article showed up on Facebook….Now excuse my while I have some applesauce with cinnamon and a cuppa tea…

Have a Nothing New Day! ~Kristin

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