10 Tips to Successfully get rid of your Sugar Addiction
Bad habits are easier to abandon today than tomorrow.
Sugar is BAD. We all know that right? Well, it’s not entirely true, sometimes you need it, as fuel for your body. But – if you are not running a marathon at this moment or doing something similar demanding, you don’t have an excuse to put sugar in your mouth.
It ruins your health – not just your physical health, also your mental…
Sugar is the worst drug there is, all health practitioners know and will tell you, and still… it’s allowed to be put in the stupidest things such as bread and meat.
But it’s REALLY hard to break this habit of eating sugar…especially because eating sugar is almost inevitable!
So I thought to make you a list of how to REALLY get rid of your sugar addiction within 3 weeks.
- 1. Close your eyes, imagine how your life will change for the better when you’re not addicted to sugar anymore, and only then, when you are filled with positive emotions, set an intention that you will break your habit of eating sugar in the coming 3 weeks.
- 2. TELL YOUR FRIENDS…. the BEST way to stay on track, is to tell as many people as possible, because it’s kind of embarrassing of already giving up within 3 weeks, right? Ask them to help you to keep you accountable. Even better- they might join you… it’s always easier to travel together and help each other when it’s hard…
- 3. Dive into your closet and look at the ingredients list of your stock for added sugar. You’ll be shocked. If you do it well, you throw everything out that has ADDED sugar in it. (there’s plenty of stuff that has natural sugar, you don’t need to quit on that!) So take a look at the ingredients, and not at the content…
- 4. Go shopping. This is what will help you get through the 3 weeks. You buy this:
- Oats (you can use this for pretty much anything and its very cheap:))
- Fruits: bananas, blueberries, kiwis, oranges, anything you like.
- Especially when you are used to sugar in your coffee, get a can of (unsweetened) almond milk, coconut milk or soy milk, great to make a lightly (naturally) sweetened cappuccino
- Get unprepared fish or meat (steak, salmon, doesn’t matter, but make sure there is nothing added)
- Veggies, veggies and more veggies. Tomatoes, cucumber, carrots, sweet peppers, will get you through your snack moments.
- Find snacks without any added sugars. (nak*d works fine)
- Cocoa nibs for chocoholics.
- Raw nuts such as almonds and walnuts
- Feel free to add your favorites below in the comments!
- 5. It takes 3 weeks to break your addiction. You will feel results probably already in the first week, and the second week for sure. But don’t give up and make it for the full 3 weeks! You’ll see that your taste will change, and there will come a day that you don’t even WANT sweet stuff anymore.
- 6. I know that we’re talking about refined sugar as the killer. I found out, that if I wanted to get rid of my addiction, I had to give up other sweeteners as well such as honey or stevia. I still hardly use it… and I definitely don’t need them anymore. So leave them for these 3 weeks as well
- 7. Focus only on getting rid of your sugar addiction. It’s hard enough on its own. If you have other bad habits, we’ll take care of that later. Focus on one thing at a time. So, if you smoke, keep on doing that. For three weeks. After that… well;)
- 8. Find snack alternatives. Dried fruits, raw nuts, raw vegetables or the dessert I’ll send you the recipe for when you leave a comment work perfect.
- 9. Be careful with alcohol. First of all – pretty often there’s sugar in alcohol, so it doesn’t fit in a sugar-free diet anyway, but alcohol will give you a craving for snacks… don’t make it harder than needed to crush your addiction.
- 10. Join the no-sugar challenge for some tasty and easy recipes. Your whole eating regime might change, and then it’s easier to have some recipes to get you through… and moreover, tons of people to help you, because they’re in the same position.
You can do it, you know. I could, so you can do it, too. And I’m happy to help.
So… I tackled at least some of your stories and excuses why you won’t/ can’t/ live without sugar. Let me know in the comment box below…what’s YOUR story/ excuse NOT to go for it? we’ll tackle it together, and… I’ll send you my recipe for sugar-free (but still DELICIOUS) stracciatella yogurt by mail:)
Live fully and be awesome…