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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