On today’s episode of Live Lean TV, I’m sharing 8 tips to break your sugar addiction in 14 days, and how much sugar you can eat in a day.
Sugar is ruining my life?
As a society, we are blasted with food options that are loaded with sugar.
Unfortunately, this over consumption of sugar could be ruining your life, in more ways than you expect.
The American Heart Association recommends you should limit sugar to:
However, people are consuming way more sugar than this amount.
On average, people are consuming approximately 22 tsp or 88g of sugar a day.
I’ve done numerous videos on why over consuming sugar increases your fat storage.
However, do you also know about all the other negative health effects caused by eating too much sugar?
Eating too much sugar increases your risk of:
Yes, it’s true.
Sugar is addictive just like a drug.
Studies showed lab rats were more addicted to sugar, then they were addicted to cocaine.
So with all that said, kicking your sugar habit will not be easy.
But you can manage and limit your sugar consumption with these 8 tips to break your sugar addiction.
If you can break your sugar addiction, and quit cold turkey, congratulations.
However, if you’re like most people, I recommend you take it step by step, with the following 8 tips.
If you’re used to drinking 2 cans of soda a day, reduce it to 1.5 cans of soda next week.
Then go to 1 can the following week.
Eventually replace your soda with carbonated water, and add some lemon or lime to it for flavor.
Then, over time, transition to drinking more pure water.
Remember, breaking your sugar addiction is a process.
Rome wasn’t built in a day.
Rather than buying and bringing candy or a tub of ice cream into your home, go out for that ice cream cone for your cheat meal.
Don’t bring the sugar into your castle.
Always read the ingredients lists, and be aware of hidden sugars.
Hidden sugars are typically words ending in:
Start the day right by replacing your sugary cereal, with hunger crushing eggs.
The protein and healthy fat in eggs will make you feel more energized and satisfied throughout the day.
Let’s move on to the next tip.
You’ll be surprised to see how much sugar is in:
Just being aware of the amount of sugar in your foods and drinks, is the first step.
If you have a chocolate craving, avoid the milk chocolate bars.
Milk chocolate bars are loaded with sugar.
Always go for a few squares of dark chocolate, with a 70% or more level of cacao.
If the label doesn’t say what % of cacao it is, put it back.
For dessert, always choose nature’s dessert, fruit, over sugar filled desserts.
Or grab 2-3 squares of that dark chocolate.
Finally, if you feel a sugar craving coming on, change your state and environment, by going outside for 15 minute walk, in the fresh air.
Please, don’t just sit in front of the TV.
Doing that will just make your sugar craving worse.
I’ve seen it time and time again from other Live Leaners.
During the first 14 days of breaking your sugar addiction, you will feel miserable.
Your energy levels will be low, and you will be very irritable.
It kind of sounds like a drug detox, doesn’t it?
However, I promise you that this is just temporary.
Your body will adapt, energy will rise again, and natural foods will start to taste a whole lot better, as your taste buds recover.
If you’re wondering what you should eat during these 14 days, go check out my Eat Clean Live Lean Cookbook.
It contains over 200 quick, healthy, easy, affordable, and delicious paleo meals.
The desserts and snacks are delicious, the meals are filling, and there is no sugar is added.
You can also get an 8 week meal plan, with recipes, and grocery lists to supercharge your results faster.
It’s amazing how many tasty snacks and meals you can come up with, using all real healthy ingredients.
I pity those “dieters” ruining their sustainable chances of Living Lean by eating boring foods.
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Brad Gouthro is the founder of Live Lean TV, a media company focused on helping men and women “Live Lean” 365 days a year. Brad’s programs and content have helped millions of people all over the world learn how to get in shape, and more importantly, sustain it for life.