Sugar Addiction part 2

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Sugar is addictive, it takes 21 days to break any addiction, today I share tips on how to manage this addiction.

Over 80% of South Africans are insulin resistant, this is borderline diabetes, any addiction takes time and willpower along with a strong mindset to break, here’s how I managed to break the habit 2 years ago:

  1. Increased water intake from 1litre of water to 2.5 liters a day.
  2. Reserve a day for treats 1 piece of cake or indulgence like a glass of red wine.
  3. Gym training 4-5 times a week, keeping active and training for 45min to an hour will burn fat.
  4. Refrain from eating carbs from 7pm, as it turns to fat.
  5. Eating lots of salads and raw foods high in nutrients.
  6. Reducing bread intake, switching to rye bread instead, stone ground flour for baking.
  7. Eat only when you hungry, keep healthy snacks, almonds and walnuts are ready available, assist with weight loss.
  8. Avoid take out foods, these foods are loaded with sugar and salt, minimize your eating out, make healthy choices when you do eat out.
  9. Always read labels of products before purchasing, something my brother taught me is the first 5 ingredients listed are of the highest content in the product.
  10. Love yourself, treat your body with respect and become more mindful of what you feed it, learn to manage your emotions as it’s easy to fall into the trap of emotional eating.

It’s great to start support groups with family and friends where you motivate one another and monitor one another’s progress.

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  1. Shan

    I stopped having sugar last year but it crept back into my diet. I’m weaning myself off it this time.
    Good blog post. I’ve bookmarked it to follow your list of tips.

    1. neetaragadullabh

      Well done Shan, when we experience emotional times or stress it can be challenging, keep up the great work!!!

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