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KICKING THE SUGAR HABIT TO THE CURB. Spring, 2012. Maureen Wielansky - Holistic Health Expert. Transform Your Body…Transform Your Life!. SUGAR:. Like Heroin, cocaine and caffeine, sugar is an addictive, destructive drug yet we consume it daily in everything from cigarettes to bread.

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Kicking the sugar habit to the curb

KICKING THE SUGAR HABIT TO THE CURB

Spring, 2012

Maureen Wielansky - Holistic Health Expert

Transform Your Body…Transform Your Life!


Sugar
SUGAR:

Like Heroin, cocaine and caffeine, sugar is an addictive, destructive drug yet we consume it daily in everything from cigarettes to bread.

- William Duffy author of Sugar Blues


Sugar feels so good
SUGAR: FEELS SO GOOD

Tell me how does sugar make you feel?

Shout it out and I will write these down.



My intention
MY INTENTION:

  • Permanently change your relationship with sugar.

  • NOT about firing sugar but rather changing its job description from staple to splurge.


After our time together
AFTER OUR TIME TOGETHER

  • You will know:

    • all the different ways sugar hides itself so you can make informed decisions about what you will eat.

    • Exactly how sugar affects your body and your brain bringing new light to the 3pm vending machine trip.

    • Finally, 12 tips to kicking your sugar habit.


The assorted sugar disguises
The assorted sugar disguises:

  • Sugar: In ancient times, sugar was hard to come by and a true luxury.

  • First US sugar refinery was built in 1689; 10 years later the average yearly intake of sugar per person: 4lbs:

  • Now: 172lbs.

  • How does sugar disguise itself? (handout)


So many names same addiction
So Many Names: Same addiction

  • White table sugar or sucrose: refined sugar of cane or beet plant.

    • Strip down all the fiber, vitamins and minerals.

    • Not nourishing just filling us with empty

  • Refined Carbohydrate v Complex Carbohydrate.

  • What happens when body has a bagel:



Sugar without a job gets into trouble
SUGAR WITHOUT A JOB GETS INTO TROUBLE

  • MAJOR DISEASES LINKED TO SUGAR:

    • Heart Disease: causes inflammation

    • Cancer: dormant cancer cells are fed with sugar

    • Obesity: sugar that has no where to go makes fat its home.

      • Insulin Blocks Glucagon

    • Diabetes: burning out your insulin receptors: blindness, circulation problems.



12 tips to dealing with sugar addiction
12 TIPS TO DEALING WITH SUGAR ADDICTION:

  • Drink Water

  • Reduce or eliminate caffeine

  • Eat sweet veggies and fruit

  • Get more sleep

  • Evaluate the amount of animal food you eat

  • Eliminate fat-free or low-fat foods

  • Experiment with spices


12 tips continued
12 TIPS CONTINUED…

  • Get physical activity

  • Chew your food

  • Eat balanced meals of protein, carbohydrates and healthy fats

  • Create new post meal rituals

  • Slow down & find sweetness in non-food ways


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