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How to Give Up Sugar in 9 Steps
Ok, so you already know all the dangers that eating sugar can entail. You want to eat healthier, you know you shouldn’t keep adding sugar to your meals or eating those sugary snacks. You know you’ve got to break that sugar habit and every morning you swear this will be the day.
Then 2PM rolls around and that box of doughnuts someone brought in that morning still has two juicy, semi-fresh, sugary chocolaty beauties just sitting there and before you know it, you scarf down one and the second one is half way eaten before you can stop! You stare at that last half and think, “What happened? Why did I eat this?”
If this scenario sounds familiar, don’t worry. Many of us are addicted to sugar. Just like any drug, the more we eat, the more we want. There is good news, however. You can conquer those cravings and cut that sugar out of your life in just 11 super easy steps. It’s true. No matter how much you love those gummy worms, you can dump that sugar habit. Read on.
1. Know Your Enemy
Oh yes, it’s so easy for those who doll out nutritional advice to tell you that there are X grams of sugar in the average candy bar; as if telling you that will make your sugar craving for that afternoon Snickers bar disappear.
One of the things you must do first is to recognize this as an addiction. You know it’s bad for you yet you keep eating/drinking it anyway. If you aren’t sure that it is, change the words eating and drinking for using heroin or snorting coke. It’s not a matter of self control or knowledge.
If you don’t think it’s an addiction, just a problem you have, you like sugar a little bit too much, then stop reading here. Like all addicts you will never truly stop so what’s the point?
However, if you admit that you are hooked on sugar, well, as they say in certain circles, acknowledging you have a problem is half the battle. Keep reading to see what you can do about it.