With so many American outlets opening in South Africa, we are now consuming more coffee, doughnuts, burgers & sweets.
What safety measures are we taking as a nation? How about we promote healthy drive through take out outlets, give these junk food outlets a run for their money?
Know where your sugar intake is coming from, so you know what to avoid. Obvious sources of sugar are soda, fruit juices, and refined sugar. Some breads have high amounts of sugar as well, As you become more aware of where sugar is hiding, you can eliminate those sources as well. Did you know, for example, that mayonnaise has sugar, as well as salad dressings? There’s no need to really dress your salad with sugary fixes.
This is an ongoing challenge for many of us, I personally go through cycles of this addiction only to come to the realization that addiction takes 21 days to break any habit or addiction, one of the best ways is to cut out all refined sugars, processed foods from your diet.
The best place to start is to determine why we are consuming so much sugar, whether the void we are trying to fill is emotional, boredom, loneliness. Dehydration is often mistaken for hunger as we reach for that cupcake or chocolate bar.
Effects of sugar addiction:
- Speeds up the ageing process
- Heart palpitations
- Chronic fatigue
- Fat storage increases
- Prone to illness
- High blood pressure
And the list continues, you get the idea.
When we experience more energy through excercising and eating wholesome foods, we begin to see the bigger picture, I will share more benefits of reducing or cutting out sugar from your diet in the upcoming posts.
Are you currently battling with a sugar addiction?
How did you break your sugar addiction?
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