How to Deal with Sugar Withdrawal

Rather sugar-coat your words than your food if you want to live longer!

Today, the best cookbooks can’t compete with the sheer speed, visuals and breadth of cooking shows on the internet. Delicious choux pastry, children’s birthday cakes, oozing cupcakes – before long you find yourself drooling at the mouth! Equally taking up its share of attention is healthy living today, and how to resist the tray of cookies and savories that accompany meetings, socials and get-togethers, or the second half of the ice-cream tub that we mindless polish off as we keep our eyes glued to the television.

The availability of sugar coated calories today, and the challenges we face for our survival have in the last few years been totally flipped upside down. No wonder our brains have become so addicted to sugar. It’s a real challenge not to eat or drink too much. Our bodies weren’t designed to have access to so much quick and easy sugar, and our bodies are simply overwhelmed as to how to deal with it, and they are – with the contribution of diseases like heart disease, diabetes, and fatty liver …. That’s just for starters. So what are we supposed to do?

We have to realize that we are addicted

People often talk about their relationship with sugar like they are addicted, as if it’s a drug. They’re partly joking, but in life, there are different degrees of reward, different degrees of addiction and withdrawal. Many doctors and others believe that addiction to sugar can be more robust than for people who are addicted to drugs such as cocaine. Big companies interested only in making big bucks have knowingly addicted millions of people to sugar at the cost of our health and untold suffering and struggle – all for profit.

So what will you do about it?

  • It’s time to quit, and in doing so, be prepared to go through the full legit withdrawal process, along with the cravings, the irritability, and the mood changes. Look out even for flu-like symptoms, fatigue, aches and general malaise. These withdrawal symptoms can last from just a few days to over a week. Some people recommend that you try a supplement called glutamine whilst others say drink more water. Others say distract yourself and keep busy, while others say sip on licorice or mint teas. Here are some more great ways.
  • A very popular, in fact the best way, is to keep your blood sugar stable by keeping something like coconut oil or almond butter at hand at home and at work. You feed yourself a spoonful every few hours when you are not sleeping. This will ensure steady blood sugar levels and ward off any blood sugar crashes that will make you want to scavenge around for a sugar fix. Take a spoonful again before you go to bed and then another one when you wake up in the morning. If you do wake up in the night, take a spoon then too, with a sip of water. Treat these spoons of almond butter and coconut oil like medicine. This gives you a safety net of blood sugar so that you don‘t ‘crash’.
  • In the meantime, eat healthy meals during the day, trying to get in well-rounded, substantial meals that consist of plenty of protein, veggies, fruit, healthy fats, and starchy tubers like sweet potatoes. Keep away as much as possible from things that will send your blood sugar on a rollercoaster ride. Things like refined carbohydrates, alcohol, grains, caffeine, and artificial sweeteners should be avoided.
  • Get plenty of sleep while you are in the ‘withdrawal’ process. Once you have survived the first few days of sugar withdrawal, you will be free, feeling generally better each day as you go forward. When you abstain from sugar, it makes it a lot easier to stay clean and the cravings tend to go away. If you do return to sugar though, the cravings and the whole addiction process can return, just like that. The spoons of almond butter and coconut oil will be able to get you through your first week or two. But then you have to shift your diet toward a blood sugar–stabilizing diet of real food.
  • In order to keep your blood sugar nice and stable, read this helpful article; how to unlock the healing powers of food with meal plans on how to heal your sugar addictions but also the diseases that can result from too much sugar in your diet, so that you can achieve optimal health.

Don’t let high glucose levels make your clothes shrink on you, let alone your brain.

Rather sugar-coat your words than your food if you want to live longer!

Today, the best cookbooks can’t compete with the sheer speed, visuals and breadth of cooking shows on the internet. Delicious choux pastry, children’s birthday cakes, oozing cupcakes – before long you find yourself drooling at the mouth! Equally taking up its share of attention is healthy living today, and how to resist the tray of cookies and savories that accompany meetings, socials and get-togethers, or the second half of the ice-cream tub that we mindless polish off as we keep our eyes glued to the television.

The availability of sugar coated calories today, and the challenges we face for our survival have in the last few years been totally flipped upside down. No wonder our brains have become so addicted to sugar. It’s a real challenge not to eat or drink too much. Our bodies weren’t designed to have access to so much quick and easy sugar, and our bodies are simply overwhelmed as to how to deal with it, and they are – with the contribution of diseases like heart disease, diabetes, and fatty liver …. That’s just for starters. So what are we supposed to do?

We have to realize that we are addicted

People often talk about their relationship with sugar like they are addicted, as if it’s a drug. They’re partly joking, but in life, there are different degrees of reward, different degrees of addiction and withdrawal. Many doctors and others believe that addiction to sugar can be more robust than for people who are addicted to drugs such as cocaine. Big companies interested only in making big bucks have knowingly addicted millions of people to sugar at the cost of our health and untold suffering and struggle – all for profit.

So what will you do about it?

  • It’s time to quit, and in doing so, be prepared to go through the full legit withdrawal process, along with the cravings, the irritability, and the mood changes. Look out even for flu-like symptoms, fatigue, aches and general malaise. These withdrawal symptoms can last from just a few days to over a week. Some people recommend that you try a supplement called glutamine whilst others say drink more water. Others say distract yourself and keep busy, while others say sip on licorice or mint teas. Here are some more great ways.
  • A very popular, in fact the best way, is to keep your blood sugar stable by keeping something like coconut oil or almond butter at hand at home and at work. You feed yourself a spoonful every few hours when you are not sleeping. This will ensure steady blood sugar levels and ward off any blood sugar crashes that will make you want to scavenge around for a sugar fix. Take a spoonful again before you go to bed and then another one when you wake up in the morning. If you do wake up in the night, take a spoon then too, with a sip of water. Treat these spoons of almond butter and coconut oil like medicine. This gives you a safety net of blood sugar so that you don‘t ‘crash’.
  • In the meantime, eat healthy meals during the day, trying to get in well-rounded, substantial meals that consist of plenty of protein, veggies, fruit, healthy fats, and starchy tubers like sweet potatoes. Keep away as much as possible from things that will send your blood sugar on a rollercoaster ride. Things like refined carbohydrates, alcohol, grains, caffeine, and artificial sweeteners should be avoided.
  • Get plenty of sleep while you are in the ‘withdrawal’ process. Once you have survived the first few days of sugar withdrawal, you will be free, feeling generally better each day as you go forward. When you abstain from sugar, it makes it a lot easier to stay clean and the cravings tend to go away. If you do return to sugar though, the cravings and the whole addiction process can return, just like that. The spoons of almond butter and coconut oil will be able to get you through your first week or two. But then you have to shift your diet toward a blood sugar–stabilizing diet of real food.
  • In order to keep your blood sugar nice and stable, read this helpful article; how to unlock the healing powers of food with meal plans on how to heal your sugar addictions but also the diseases that can result from too much sugar in your diet, so that you can achieve optimal health.

Don’t let high glucose levels make your clothes shrink on you, let alone your brain.

 

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