In this blog, I talk a lot about sugar and just how bad it is for your health!
As women of a certain age, we have enough going on hormonally and the truth is excess, refined sugar can mess up your hormones!
Most people these days suffer from sugar-related diseases and struggle to control sugar levels in their blood.
According to Statistics Canada, in 2015, the average Canadian consumed 85 lbs. of sugar every year. That’s the equivalent of 20 teaspoons per day! Americans consume between 100-125 pounds of sugar each year. That’s roughly a quarter of a pound every day.
Tempting desserts, sodas, and sugar-containing foods supply calories that often lack nutrition. Excess sugar consumption leaches minerals and nutrients from the body, is massively inflammatory and leads to bloating, headaches, pms, constipation, mood swings, weight gain and more (I bet you didn’t think those symptoms were caused by excess sugar, huh?).
It’s no wonder that diseases such as obesity and diabetes run rampant.
Cutting back on sweets can help protect you from serious health conditions and may help you lose weight.
Limiting or eliminating excess sugar is essential for a healthy body.
If you are suffering from sugar addiction and high sugar levels in your blood, a sugar cleanse will do miracles for your health. You’ll feel more alive, less foggy and the bonus … you’ll likely lose some weight!
Eliminating sugar will improve your blood flow, which will also increase your stamina and focus. You will sleep soundly at night and feel less tired during the day. You are also less likely to suffer from inflammation and all kinds of aches in muscles, joints, bones etc.
Here are 3 Ways to Reduce Your Sugar Consumption:
Prepare more foods from scratch. Sugar hides in so many processed and packaged foods. Using fresh ingredients gives you more control over hidden sugars. Make your own salad dressing with olive oil, vinegar and garlic. It will also taste better and cost less than the sweetened supermarket brands.
Limit processed foods. Candy, cakes and cookies account for a significant amount of our sugar intake, but so do some foods you might not suspect. Sugar is added to everything from whole wheat bread to peanut butter.
Proceed gradually. It’s easy to get conditioned to sugar. Wean yourself in baby steps. Put half as much sugar in your coffee to begin or switch to a natural product like monk fruit or stevia that has zero calories.
Of course, there are many more ways to reduce your sugar intake. In my new program, Sugar … Not So Sweet! How Sugar Affects Your Hormones and Your Health – 7 Day Sugar Cleanse and Masterclass, I give you the tools and tips you need to start reducing sugar from your diet. I dive into how excess refined sugar affects your hormones and your health, leading to those nasty symptoms I mentioned earlier. I also tell you where sugar is hiding and the things you can do to curb your sugar cravings!
This program comes with a Recipe Book full of delicious whole foods, a shopping list and meal plan, a Guide to help you over the 7 days of the program and access to six short videos from my masterclass, Sugar … Not So Sweet! How Sugar Affects Your Hormones and Your Health!
Click here for more information about this awesome program!
Until next time!
Yours in health and wellness,
Francine Alleyne (RHNP™)
Holistic Nutritionist, Registered Holistic Nutrition Practitioner™
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DISCLAIMER: Please consult your healthcare practitioner if you are experiencing any symptoms. This post and anything else you find on my website is intended for informational, educational and self-empowerment purposes ONLY and is not intended to treat or diagnose any condition or disease.