Most of us know that sugar related problems are real but we continue to eat more sweet treats than we should. Why can’t we just stop? Shouldn’t the threat of diabetes, heart disease, dementia, etc. help us put down the sugar. Some scientists are now saying it is not just the lack of self control. Studies show that sugar might be addictive.
“Sugar can act like poison in high doses—and the amount in our diets has gone beyond toxic,” says Robert Lustig, M.D., a neuroendocrinologist at the University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine. The typical American now swallows the equivalent of 22 sugar cubes every 24 hours. That means the average woman eats 70 pounds—nearly half her weight—of straight sugar every year.Both the American Heart Association and the World Health Organization recently released guidelines urging most women to stay under six teaspoons (i.e., six sugar cubes) of added sugar per day. “Sugar consumption is now an epidemic,” says Mark Hyman, M.D., author of The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet. “The long-term effects will be staggering.”
When we were children we were told that eating sugar would cause cavities. Now we know it can cause even more serious problems for us. Over time consuming too much sugar can cause so many problems for our bodies. Just a few problems too much sugar can cause are diabetes, obesity, alzheimer’s disease, and colon cancers. Excess sugar may be one cause of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.
Dr. Hyman says, “We’re sweetening ourselves sick, yet screaming for more. Why? Because we’re seriously hooked. Research shows that hyper-sweet foods may be as addictive as the hardest-t0-quit drugs.”
Have you ever eaten a lot of sugar and within a few minutes had what we call a “sugar rush”? Most of us have. We have also experience a “crash” as the sugar wears off. If you have not realized this yourself you have most likely watched a child who has eaten a lot of candy. Wow, everyone around is waiting for the sugar to wear off and the child settle down.
Well, if you think you may be addicted to sugar there is help for you.The health professionals at WeightoWellness can help you break any bad eating habits you have. If you will give them a chance they will help you set up goals and dieting programs to learn to eat healthy. You will be given guidelines and programs that help you learn to eat healthy while satisfying your sweet tooth. Once your body gets use to healthy eating you will feel better and have less cravings for unhealthy foods. Before long you will enjoy getting sugar from natural foods such as fruit.
WeightoWellness does not only want to help you lose weight they want to help you become as healthy as possible. They will be with you as you break your sugar addiction. If you are experiencing cravings for sugar it can become a health hazard for you. Get help now. Go to WeightoWellness to lose weight and learn to eat to feel better.
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