Do You Want To Comprehend Sugar Addiction Symptoms?
Do You Want To Comprehend Sugar Addiction
Understanding the concept of sugar addiction
symptoms,A possible definition may be: the
impossibility for a person to resist to the sweet foods or
beverages temptation. People suffering from this
condition find impossible to stay without sugar for too
long: usually a day, a meal sometimes even an hour.
Many times people don't realize they are suffering from
it as the symptoms can be mistaken for seasonal affect
disorder, general tiredness, dieting "issues," or
depression. Controlling addiction can be difficult when
you don't know it affects you. When you became aware
of the existence of the sugar addiction symptoms you
can easily manage the health risks and overcome the
Some general signs you need to know are,a strong drive
to eat sugar when you are depressed: when you feel
upset or stressed you automatically turn to sugar for
comfort.obsession with sugar or sugary food: no matter
where you are - working at office, walking in the park,
partying with your friends - your thoughts are constantly
stolen by sugar or sweet food.sugar triggered defensive
mechanism: you don't want to be told about not eating
sugar. You don't want people criticize your addiction.
The slightest comment about eating sugar or sugar
addiction symptoms upsets you and generates defensive
So how do you know if you're addicted to sugar? Do you
crave sweets? Would you like to avoid sweets but find
that you can't? Have you made a decision to avoid foods
with sugar in the past but found yourself unable to
follow through? Do you ever over-indulge in a sweet
item to the point of embarrassment or nausea? Do you
hide evidence of your "crime"? Does your mood or
energy level change if you consume sugar? Does your
mood or energy level change when sugar wears off? Do
you find yourself obsessing about a food item? If you
answered 'yes' to even a few of these questions, you
probably are indeed addicted to sugar.
Now, why exactly does eating sugar trigger a strong
desire for more sweets or calories? Eating sugar triggers
the release of opiates in the brain. Opiates are chemicals
which make you feel good. For anyone who isn't sure
what opiates are, understand that they are the in the
same class of drugs as heroin or morphine. Eating sugar
will also begin a cycle of craving or compulsion for more
of the same feeling that was caused by the release of
the opiates. You may not "get high" the way you would
with a powerful narcotic, but that doesn't mean it
doesn't impact your mood or your brain.
Sugar consumption has been linked to challenges such
as depression, CFS, ADD and ADHD, PMS, as well as
overall poorer cognitive functioning. Most of us know
about sugar's link to diabetes, but have you considered
its possible connection to cancer as well? What if
excessive sugar consumption was indirectly causing
something as frightening as cancer? If it were possible,
would you take the risk?It's not surprising that we have
such a terrible rise in obesity over the past twenty years
when we have manufactured sugars like high fructose
corn syrup being put into so much of our food. HFCS is
literally manufactured in a laboratory to be much
sweeter than natural sugar.
If you have ever heard the term "sugar blues," all you
need to know is that your blood sugar and your health
will rise and fall like the Roman Empire if you eat like a
king when it comes to sugar. Sugar's effect inside our
bloodstream is even more straightforward: when we eat
or drink sugar our blood sugar goes up, our insulin goes
up, and we throw that metabolic switch that says store
body fat. Meanwhile, as we get fatter we continue to
overtax the pancreas and develop insulin sensitivity,
which leads into diabetes. The picture being painted is
not so pretty, is it?
While some manufacturers claim there is no such thing
as sugar addiction and continue flooding the
marketplace with foods that raise our blood sugar to
dangerous levels, the fact is that addiction to sugar is a
true epidemic in America and other nations where food
is in ample supply. By educating yourself about sugar
addiction and making a few simple changes, you can
stop sugar from damaging your health and shortening
your life. While this does not happen overnight, it is
certainly not impossible.
There is a school of thought that says you shouldn't
"shock" your system by eliminating all sources of excess
sugar in one fell swoop, and an opposing theory that
states quitting sugar cold turkey can make ending
addiction easier and more effective, in the end. Let's
take a look at both methods for ending sugar addiction.
The Easy-Does-It Approach: This approach has been
recommended for people who have a serious addiction
to sugar - those who drink several sugary beverages each
day, or who tend to eat mostly processed foods full of
added sugars.Gradually decrease the number of sodas
you drink each day, and replace sugary foods with
healthy ones. This method is said to help ease cravings
make the transition to a healthier lifestyle easier.
Having worked with many people who struggle with
severe sugar cravings, I have come across some sure-fire
ways of battling sugar addiction.Take every hour one
step at a time. Start by giving up sugar today - just today.
Focus on tomorrow when it comes.Give up sugar. This
sounds harsh but like any other drug, you can't just cut
back if you are truly addicted, it's all or nothing. Getting
the taste is just a tease and will bring back all those
feelings that come with a sugar hit.Ditch white bread. It
has a high Gi which means it's quickly broken down and
digested. It won't be long before you start getting
cravings. Instead go for wholegrains, they are much
more satisfying.Beef up protein.
Protein takes longer to digest than carbohydrates so
including a little protein in every meal will keep you
feeling fuller and cravings at bay.
Just be aware that if you take up the challenge, you'll
have to step out of your comfort zone for awhile. For
awhile, you'll miss it like an old friend who has moved
away, but like anything else, you'll get used to it. And I
promise you, once you experience the wonderful clarity
of mind and feel the natural energy your body provides
without sugar's artificial high, you will never want to go
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