**Affiliate Disclosure: This page contains affiliate links. I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on these links. See Disclosures for details.
Believe it or not, you may have a sugar addiction. Here’s a scary fact. When scientists took MRI images of the brains of people consuming sugar and highly addictive drugs like cocaine, the same pleasure centers in the brain started lighting up. Sounds pretty, scary, doesn’t it? But what does it actually mean to your brain and your overall health?
Sugar is truly addictive. That means that it will alter your brain chemistry and over time you start to crave more and more sugar. The urge for your next sweet fix comes more frequently and you need to consume it in larger quantities and like any other drug, it comes with some pretty scary side effects. Not being able to fit into your favorite pair of jeans because of your cookie addiction is going to be the least of your problems.
Yes, there will be weight gain, but with it, and particularly because this weight gain is brought on by consuming too much sugar, you’ll increase your risk of developing Type II Diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and with it, an increased risk of stroke.
Add to that the extra stress the added weight puts on your joints and tendons and how much harder it is to get enough oxygen pumping through your body, it’s no wonder you feel crappy as you put on weight. All these various health conditions are referred to as metabolic syndrome and it’s just one of the things you can look forward to as you continue to feed your sugar addiction.
Just like with a cocaine addiction, harming your body and compromising your health doesn’t really matter all that much when you’re faced with a box of donuts. That’s a serious problem. Then, as with any highly addictive drug, there will be unpleasant withdrawal symptoms as you start to wean your body off of sugar. Don’t believe me? Give it a try.
Cut out all added sugar for a couple of days. No more soda, no more sugar in your coffee, no candy, no cookies, no donuts. That’s just the beginning. You’ll also want to avoid all foods with added sugars like bread, most salad dressings, ketchup etc. Cut all those foods out and don’t eat anything without checking the label for added sugars. See how you feel after a few hours.
It will start with a little headache and then the headaches will begin. You’ll start craving something sweet. We’re talking serious cravings. Next, that little headache will start to grow into a full blown pounding head along with joint aches. You may also experience some nausea and don’t be surprised to experience mood swings, too. Some people will even have flu like symptoms and start to shake a day into their sugar detox.
Doesn't that sound a lot like the withdrawal symptoms of a “serious” drug addiction? That’s because sugar addiction is just that. A serious addiction.
The good news is that there is a way to safely and easily get off of the sugar roller coaster for good. In the next week, I'll be sharing more about sugar addiction and what you can do to break the cycle for good! And don't worry, once you do you won't even miss it! Stay tuned!
This Sugar Cleanse is your seven-day plan to kick sugar to the curb and reclaim your health!
Maybe a sugar cleanse is just what you need to get your mojo back!
Download The 7 Day Sugar Cleanse Today!
Sugar is everywhere, no denying it. Sugar is addictive.
You need a way to detox that’s easy, adaptable, and simple to follow.
You need a plan that works.
Join my Sugar Detox Coaching Program and learn how to break free from sugar once and for all!
I see this all the time, people want to make a change. They learn about a new diet or nutrition plan and then they try to implement it and fail. They find it impossible to find quick and easy recipes to get started with and learn how to use different ingredients then what they're used to. I was there once too. There is an easier way that means peace of mind, no frustration and simplicity while implementing this important lifestyle skill!
PlateJoy has created customized meal plans designed for you and your family's size, available cooking time, and unique likes and preferences. These plans come with grocery lists, simple recipes to follow and optional grocery delivery. Take $10 off your first plan by using code "FXREMEDIES" at checkout. Plans are available for Low Carb, Paleo, Clean Eating, Keto and many more.
Have you had an experience you'd like to share? Do you have a health question related to this topic?
Comment and Share Below . . .
Feb 25, 20 10:34 AM
More research is coming out to show that yo yo dieting in general is harmful to your body (your mind and your metabolism), and that it most likely isn’t making you
Feb 23, 20 06:01 AM
Maybe you've considered intuitive eating for weight loss. It does have wonderful benefits from healing your relationship with food, to saying goodbye to diets forever. But there are some things to und…
Feb 20, 20 08:15 AM
It seems that everyone wants to have a healthy lifestyle lately, but most people have no idea what to do to get one, and what to do to keep it. Healthy lifestyle habits are the ones th
Benefits of Colostrum: