Sugar addiction: how to cure and get rid of it?
Written by: Loris Vitry (holistic coach)
Validated by: Cathy Maillot (Osteopath)
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Some people consume sugar excessively.
To the point that they have become addicted to sugar.
It can be likened to addiction to sugar.
It is a real problem with multiple consequences.
This means that this sugar addiction can lead to certain abnormalities.
We can cite obesity, overweight, laziness, skin diseases, mental problems.
If we decide on the issue of sugar addiction, we are referring especially to simple sugars.
In other words, natural sugars like fruits and honey, but also refined sugars.
Unlike complex sugars such as bread, cereals and vegetables which are very beneficial for our body.
So if you are addicted to sugar.
We give you some tips for its healing and getting rid of it.
The cause of sugar addiction
First of all, you have to understand the concept of blood sugar.
The latter can be assimilated to the level of sugar contained in the blood.
Blood sugar is essential for the normal functioning of your body.
This is because if you use a lot of simple sugars, your blood sugar level will increase.
It is hyperglycemia which is excess sugar in the blood.
Obviously, you feel the form, but it is a fleeting energy.
Since your body is not prepared to handle this high amount of sugar in the blood.
This causes the pancreas to secrete insulin to release sugar into the blood.
This insulin secretion has harmful consequences because it will in turn lower your blood sugar level.
And as you consume more simple sugars your blood sugar levels decrease.
In the long run, you will have problems ensuring the basic needs for the proper functioning of your body.
This constant decrease in blood sugar is called reactive hypoglycemia.
This results in the lack of energy necessary for your body.
You then suffer from fatigue and tremors.
You think you are low on energy and you think you need to eat sugary foods to regain your strength.
You will continue in this dynamic.
This is how your sugar addiction works.
How to get rid of sugar addiction?
If you are addicted to sugar, it means that you will experience low energy.
So this is a problem that must be resolved in order not to suffer other more serious consequences.
To get rid of your sugar addiction, you must inevitably reduce your consumption of simple sugars.
These are the main cause of energy loss.
To do this, you must:
Evaluate your daily intake of simple sugars
First of all, you have to calculate your rate of consumption of simple sugars during the day.
This is the first step in better coping with your sugar addiction.
If the foods you eat are rich in simple sugars or refined sugars (sodas, cookies, candies, etc.).
You have to think about reducing them gradually.
It’s possible because you can do it.
It is then necessary to use other foods to correct this dysfunction.
If you can assess your sugar intake during the day, you should try to use one intake per day for two to three times per week.
After that, you can try an intake every other day and so on.
It also means 7 intakes per week, if you are on one intake per day.
And if you arrive at two intakes every two days that makes you on average 3 intakes per week.
Over time, you will be able to resolve your sugar addiction.
Temper the consumption of sweetening foods
In addition to their lack of nutritional intake, sweeteners promote sugar addiction.
These products create the same effects in terms of lowering the blood sugar level in the body.
Nothing by consuming these sweeteners, your appetite increases to consume even more.
So, it is imperative to avoid these sweetening foods to overcome your addiction to sugar.
Consume starchy foods
Remember to use starchy foods regularly, preferably 2 to 3 times a day.
It is very effective in solving your sugar addiction.
Eat whole or half-whole starchy foods.
We must focus on natural starches which are not industrial, but also which are not refined.
It is best to consume vegetables to gain protein and fiber.
It is a great solution to get rid of your sugar addiction.
Control your diet
A good diet can help strengthen your body and prevent deficiencies.
This means that you need to eat well and in a balanced way for your body to function properly.
Having said that, too, one should consume foods rich in vitamins.
To do this, you need to consume foods rich in protein, fat, carbohydrates, and fiber.
This allows the body to function properly.
Vitamin and mineral deficiency increases your need for food.
Your organization asks for more.
You should drink water regularly.
The human organism constantly needs water.
Hunger is not thirst.
Being thirsty does not necessarily mean being hungry.
You should also drink water during meals.
Other ways to get rid of sugar addiction
First, you need to be physically active.
Exercising can help reduce cravings.
It also helps get rid of endorphins and enhances your sense of well-being.
It’s a great way to deal with stress, anger, and anxiety.
Second, to eradicate sugar addiction, it is sometimes necessary to see a doctor.
This means that when these solutions do not allow you to free yourself from your sugar addiction, the advice of a specialist becomes essential.
He will be able to offer you treatment adapted to your situation.
Thus, several factors can be at the origin of your addiction to sugar.
We can mention anxiety and stress.
In all cases, you need to eat well, reduce your consumption of simple sugar and adopt a healthy lifestyle.
This is the best way to get rid of your sugar addiction.