From Holistic Help:
If you are still struggling with cravings for sugar and carbs, the beginning of the new year is a great time to resolve to kick this addiction once and for all. With the holidays behind you for now, there will be less temptations that may sabotage your efforts and it’s a time of year when hope, motivation, desire to change and faith in one’s ability to do so, are often at their highest.
Taking this one step alone can be the single most powerful change you can make to improve your health now and in the future. A diet that is high in sugar and carbs is a major underlying contributor to many of the common ills that plaque our society today like addiction, depression, anxiety, ADHD, and other mental health issues, adrenal fatigue, insomnia, heart disease, obesity, type 2 diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer’s, weak immunity or autoimmune disorders, yeast and/or bacterial overgrowth and much more.
1. Eliminate Sugar and Carbs from Your Diet
The primary key to overcome your cravings and kick your sugar addiction for good is to eliminate sugar and high carb foods from your diet. I know this may seem counterintuitive as most people think they must eliminate their cravings in order to stop eating these foods. But, the reality is that the cravings will not disappear as long as you continue to eat them.
It is the consumption of sugar and carbs that fuels the addiction process. Sugar and foods that are high in carbs (including complex carbs like whole grains, potatoes, legumes and even too much fruit) disrupt the endocrine system and neurotransmitters in the brain, which leads to cravings for more sugar and carbs. When you remove these foods from the diet and replace them with animal protein and fat, (which is what the human body prefers to run on and runs most optimally with) it will allow your brain and endocrine system to normalize, at which time your cravings begin to dissipate. The less sugar and carbs that you eat the less you will want them.
Sugar and carb addiction is no…