In this post, you will learn 5 great tips to helping you in how to beat sugar addiction.
I’ll bake a pan of absolutely delicious, extra chocolatey, super fudgey brownies and then proceed to devour the ENTIRE pan myself.
Not exactly the healthiest of habits.
I always wondered why I’m not satisfied with one brownie? Even when I’m stuffed I keep on eating. Many of my friends and clients have this same struggle. But why?
It turns out that this isn’t a matter of willpower. We actually become physiologically addicted to sugar!
When we eat sugar we are activating the pleasure centres of our brains to release feel good hormones. These are the same pleasure centres that are triggered by cocaine. In fact, studies have shown that sugar is 8 times as addictive as cocaine! No wonder we can’t get enough!
How much sugar are you eating?
The average American consumes a whooping 130 pounds per year, some estimates suggest it’s even more at 152 pounds!
This breaks down to an average of 22 teaspoons per day for adults and 43 teaspoons per day for kids.
How much should we be getting?
The American Heart Association recommends a maximum of 5 teaspoons per day for women, 9 teaspoons per day for men and 3 teaspoons per day for children.
What’s a gal to do when she wants to be her healthiest and happiest self but is addicted to the sweet stuff?
It’s time to bring our tastebuds and physiology back into balance and get those cravings under control once and for all!