Are You Addicted? It is difficult to get a good view from the inside - even more so, if you are feeling foggy and sluggish. With our access to processed foods, sugary drinks, and the fact that added sugar is hiding in almost everything, a sugar addiction can be acquired quickly and unknowingly - especially if we are not paying attention. (And you are so worth the time and attention healthy requires!) I encourage you to step back, outside yourself and assess your own health. Do you struggle with any of these symptoms?
- Eating sugary foods past the point you intended? We eat to live, not live to eat, and when we are preoccupied with eating more and more empty calories, we are not feeding our bodies the nutrition they need.
- Craving simple carbohydrates? For example: Croissants, white bread, pasta, white rice, and pastries are the most popular simple carbohydrates that sugar addicts will crave. Without sugar addiction, we do not naturally crave these items.
- Craving meat or salty foods? According to Donna Gates and Linda Schatz, who wrote The Body Ecology Diet, “a healthy body always strives toward balance, too much expanding food creates a craving for contracting food, and vice versa. For example, if you eat too much salt or animal foods (meat products) you will crave sweets to make a balance.”
- Eating sugary foods until you don’t feel well - because who in their right mind eats until they don’t feel well? (I know we’ve all been there, and this is a good indicator of addiction)