I teach nutrition and I struggle with sugar!
I have a Masters in nutrition and I work very diligently on my health, and sometimes I need to go sugar-free. Unfortunately, I fall under the spell of sugar all too easily and all too often. The holidays are a particular killer time for me, as I delight in every bite of cookie, cake, frosting, brownie and every swill of champagne or sip of eggnog. Those tastes ignite my senses and give me a jolt of pleasure, but they also wreak havoc on my blood sugar and my general well-being. Worst of all, they create really strong cravings for more. When I am deeply in “Sugar Land,” one bite isn’t enough and it seems like a thousand bites aren’t enough.
Sugar is addictive and it’s everywhere.
Over and over again scientific studies have shown that sugar is as addictive as cocaine, lighting up the reward centers of the brain. To make matters worse, sugar is everywhere, especially this time of year. We all have different susceptibilities to the attraction and metabolism of sugar. Some people can have a bite or two and walk away; while others can’t stop with just one treat and are always looking for another. I am at the opposite end of the spectrum, resulting in a desire for more. Consequently, sometimes I have to disengage, step back, and take a break from sugar!
Join the sugar-free challenge!
My personal commitment for 2017 is to stay as sugar-free as possible. Consequently, I am inviting my community to join me for a Sugar-Free January Challenge. I will lead a free private Facebook group providing nutritional information, recipes, suggestions, guidance, and motivation. Most noteworthy, we can all support one another.
Come join me! Give your body the reboot it needs after the holidays: lower inflammation, reduce insulin and glucose levels, reset your taste buds, and, most of all, end sugar cravings.
Accept the challenge! The first five people who join and stay actively engaged for the month of January will be eligible to have a free consultation with me. Seems like a win win!
Click here to join.
Learn more about me at my website. I hope to meet you online in January!