Sugar addiction is real and complicated and it can be incredibly challenging!
Goals of dieting, weight loss and eating right can be blown away in two bites before we know what is happening by this compulsion that can become out of our mental and physical control. Science has confirmed that sugar can be an unmanageable dependence if we let it get out of hand and into mouth.
If you struggle with this addiction, conquering it can be frustrating and even seem hopeless at times (especially when hormones are doing their thing). Personally, I struggle with this inclination all the time – I have my whole life. Some days/weeks/months are better than others. Situations such as celebrations, parties, holidays, stress, hormones sets this addiction off into what seems to be an uncontrollable eating pattern.
Sugar addiction, like any other addiction, can be managed yet it takes more than tenacity – it takes information and tools.
For a quick prompt relief of a sugar binge, read my blog The #1 Thing You Can Do Today to Immediately Break Your Sugar Cravings.
For a long-term understanding and a diet plan that works, read JJ Virgin’s The Sugar Impact Diet.
Numerous books are available on breaking the sugar habit – I think I have read them all! Most authors on this topic explain the reasons to stop eating sugar and give tricks and ideas for, in most cases, going “cold turkey” with sugar consumption. This might work for some but I learned this never worked for me and certainly never worked long-term. I was back to eating the white stuff (hidden in everything) in a week or two of solid determination.
Part of what makes breaking the sugar habit tough is sugar is added to many foods that we don’t even realize, compounding the cravings. Sugar creates sugar dependence like any good opioid releaser.
What I found to be different about The Sugar Impact Diet is that JJ explains in detail where and how sugar is hidden in our foods; how breaking the sugar addiction is far more than just cutting out the white stuff; how to ease off the sugar for best results; and she gives ideas for substitution foods. Her book is an informational process of ideas and knowledge for successful ways to drop the sweet destructive monkey on your back.
She is also honest about the fact that the monkey may return and what to do about it when it does.
If you are ready to conquer the sugar fixation or at least be more in charge of the dependence, I would highly suggest reading and having as a tool JJ Virgin’s Book: The Sugar Impact Diet: Drop 7 Hidden Sugars, Lose Up to 10 Pounds in Just 2 Weeks