Natural And Simple Ways To End Addictions

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3. Sugar

When you take the sugar you add to your coffee, tea, and breakfast cereal and combine that with the sugar that is added to just about any food product on the grocery store shelves, you will be surprised to find out exactly how much sugar you are consuming in a year. It actually comes to about 150 pounds! Start reading labels to see how much sugar is in everything you eat or drink. You can go cold turkey and proceed directly to fresh fruits and vegetables for a start. The bad news is the more sugar you eat, the more you want. The good news is it works both ways: The less sugar you eat, the less you will crave it.


4. Television

Treat yourself to a little experiment: Don’t watch television for one week and see if you feel better. Once you have gone without it for a week, it will be easy to go for longer periods of time. There is hardly any good news, and the bad news seems to get worse and worse. If you are going to watch television, at least be particular as to what you spend your time viewing. Watch educational shows, comedies, or anything that will better your life. Tape an exercise show, find a cooking show you might like, make notes when you watch a show where people remodel houses.


5. Negativity

It seems that negativity in our society is at an all-time high. The news never has anything good to showcase, and the Internet is even worse. If you ever read comments on the Internet, you will really be surprised at the level of negativity that runs rampant. Make a conscious effort to stay away from people you know never have anything good to say about anything or anyone. Really, what will you be missing? Replace them with people who are successful, kind, fun, and interesting. People who are happy and confident are good role models and usually have no desire to fill their lives with negative words or actions.

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One Comment

  1. Grace Terry

    Apr 10, 2017 at 9:00 am

    This article is insulting to people honestly struggling to break free of addiction. An addiction is, by definition, a chronic, compulsive self-defeating behavior. Chronic means long-term. Compulsion is an overwhelming urge in act and defies all logic and reason.If there were simple ways to end addictions, we would have found them long ago. Addiction is genetically and environmentally triggered and is a complex illness with physical, cognitive, emotional, and spiritual negative involvement. As an addict recovering from chronic compulsive self-defeating behaviors (all perfectly legal in my case) used to mood/mind alter, I feel discounted and ripped off by this article. Try again….