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How To Stop Eating Sugar

Sugar is one of the most addictive foods we can put into our bodies. Sugar is the ingredient that I believe kept my animal brain caught in a repetitive cycle of binge eating.

Sugar addiction goes beyond candy and cakes…it’s the simple, refined carbohydrates that cause an insulin spike in our blood sugar. This also triggers parts of our brains which can become addicted, just like someone becomes addicted to heroin.

I’ve gotten many emails from readers asking questions about how to deal with their addiction to sugar, which is usually the triggering food for a binge. There are common themes in the questions, and I can relate to many people who are disgusted with their failed attempts to break the habit. This discusses sugar addiction and key steps on how to stop eating sugar.

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How To Stop Eating Sugar

  1. 1. HOW TO STOP eating Sugar? www.bingeeatingbreakthrough.com
  2. 2. • Sugar is one of the most addictive foods we can put into our bodies. • Sugar is the ingredient that I believe kept my animal brain caught in a repetitive cycle of binge eating. • Sugar addiction goes beyond candy and cakes. it’s the simple, refined carbohydrates that cause an insulin spike in our blood sugar. This also triggers parts of our brains which can become addicted, just like someone becomes addicted to heroin. What is sugar?
  3. 3. Here’s some key tips for how to start breaking your habit & stop eating sugar
  4. 4. Replacing sugar with sugar-free foods or sweeteners is like swapping out cigarettes for cigars. It does nothing to alter your taste preferences and cravings for sugar. And it appears that it can even trigger you to eat more, and change the bacteria in your gut…causing your body to actually metabolize more calories from the food you put into your body. 1. Don’t replace sugar with artificial sweetener.
  5. 5. Sugar gives you a “feel good” response, and that’s part of what you become addicted to. So the key is to add in other ways to get that response instead of sugar. One study showed that consumption of whey protein (a major protein found in milk) increased serotonin (a feel-good hormone) and have found an association between exercise and serotonin increase as well. 2. Try adding milk and Exercise
  6. 6. 3. Try healthy fats and get away from “fat free” processed foods Healthy fats, like those from olive oil, avocados, coconuts, nuts and seeds, not only provide nutrients for your body, but they make you feel satiated.
  7. 7. Eating small amounts of food throughout the day keeps your blood sugar on even keel. This keeps your body from craving simple carbohydrates in order to get quick energy. 4. Don’t get hungry
  8. 8. Stress is a huge activator for triggering a craving for sweets. Why? Because the sweets give that “feel good” response that provides a temporary respite 5. Get Rest
  9. 9. 6. Try gum and tea Gum and tea keep your mouth occupied when you’re feeling nibbly. Tea comes in hundreds of varieties and flavors—as does gum. Popping in a stick or having a cup of tea can get you over an afternoon slump or after a meal when you’re craving something sweet.

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