It’s Not Your Fault ~ Blame it on Mother Nature
If you have a sweet tooth, you have an inner child. While you’re out and about today, notice how kids light up when given sugar! That delight in sugar comes from a natural instinct. (If you’ve ever tasted human breast milk, it’s sickeningly sweet.) Mother Nature used sugar (lactose) to get the baby to suck. And the rest is history!
Fast forward to what you are now…an adult who loves desserts, cookies, candy, cake, pie, ice cream etc. If your mouth is watering just reading that previous sentence, and if you’re overweight, my guess is that sugar has a hold on you.
Sugar is addictive whether you want to admit it or not.
I got an email the other day from a lovely woman who has decided to cut out all processed sugar from her life and she’s asked me to help her. She messed up over the weekend and said she didn’t know why she caved and she asked what she should do now?
Here’s what I told her and I know it’ll help you if you struggle with eating too much sugar.
If you want to restrict your carb intake to 20 to 30 carbs a day, you’ll need to be mindful of the carb count in foods.
I totally understand how easy it is to minimize the problem of sugar addiction. My rational mind said to me when I first heard the term, ‘Come on, sugar addiction? Big deal! I’m an addict, but I’m not hurting anyone! When I drive home from church after having cake and punch, I’m not swerving all over the road! Go ahead, give me the breathalyzer…all you’re going to get is a chocolate reading.’
The trouble with this addiction is it’s slow, and it does its damage over time. I just read that the US now has more obese citizens than overweight citizens. Thank you SUGAR! Diabetes is at an all time high. Thank you SUGAR!
If you REALLY want to get rid of sugar you have to read my book The Mouth Trap: the butt stops here!
I will take you through that journey, holding your hand all the way because I've already done it.