5 Things You Can Do to Improve Your Relationship with Sugar

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A few days ago I did a video on Instagram about how sugar is an easy (though temporary) solution to problems like hunger, stress, and fatigue.

It is everywhere AND it is delicious to boot! So…

Is it really any wonder why our relationship with sugar can get so very complicated?

The good news is that mending our relationship with sugar doesn’t have to be complicated. Simple measures applied consistently can go such a long way in helping you reclaim your power. Measures like:

PRIORITIZE SLEEP

Sleep deprivation alters our appetite-regulating hormones Grehlin and Leptin, and when these hormones get jacked – you will be at the mercy of sweets and sugary treats!

EAT ENOUGH FIBER & PROTEIN

Both of these nutrients are slow to digest and keep you satiated for longer periods of time, and when you are eating adequate amounts of them you are more likely to eat less sugar!

MANAGE YOUR MIND

The body does not know the difference between real and imagined stress, so when you think in a way that generates unnecessary stress, the nervous system ignites the stress response by releasing cortisol and elevating blood sugar. What rises must fall – and a dramatic fall in blood sugar will inspire you to eat more of it.

PAD YOUR ENVIRONMENT

You WILL have moments of fatigue, hunger, and stress because…well… those are baked in certainties of life! And if sugar is always the easiest thing to grab, it will also be easy to over-consume it. Conversely, if you make it a little more challenging to access… you’ll probably eat less of it.

FEEL THE FEELS

We often don’t extend ourselves the grace of feeling our emotions, rather we eat them. Learning to expand your capacity to feel emotions rather than finding ways to retreat from them can go a really long way in helping you eat less sugar.

This, of course, is just a short list of things that can help. What else would you add? Come share with me here.

5 Things You Can Do to Improve Your Relationship with Sugar

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