Sugar Addict 101 – Tip #10

Sugar Addict 101 – Tip #10

Tip #10 – SQUASH CRAVINGS BY EATING NATURALLY SWEET FOODS Long before food processing, the only source of sweet tastes were plant foods such as squash, sweet potatoes, yams, carrots, onions, beets, blueberries, oatmeal grains, fruit, and spices like cinnamon. ...
Sugar Addict 101 – Tip #9

Sugar Addict 101 – Tip #9

Tip #9 – EAT YOUR VEGGIES – “VEG OUT”! We crave more because our body is starved for vitamins and minerals.  Focus on adding one or two servings of vegetables at each meal.  They will crowd out your cravings for unhealthy foods, just like that!...
Sugar Addict 101 – Tip #8

Sugar Addict 101 – Tip #8

Tip #8 – GIVE YOURSELF A BREAK & DISTRACT YOURSELF Be patient and wait 20 minutes to evaluate what you are truly craving.  It may not be food! Do something active to distract your brain and those crazy cravings such as taking a walk, playing a game, or...
Sugar Addict 101 – Tip #7

Sugar Addict 101 – Tip #7

Tip #7 – DRINK MORE WATER Most people are chronically dehydrated.  We often mistake thirst for hunger.  The first sign of dehydration is thirst, so we need to be listening to our body’s signals. Would you be more comfortable adding certain foods to your...
Sugar Addict 101 – Tip #6

Sugar Addict 101 – Tip #6

Tip #6 – FEEL THE DIFFERENCE IN WHAT YOU EAT We think differently when we eat meat, eat broccoli, drink coffee, drink alcohol or eat sugar, right? Our food goes into our stomach, and as it gets digested, it gets absorbed into our blood. Research and personal...
Sugar Addict 101 – Tip #5

Sugar Addict 101 – Tip #5

Tip #5 – LISTEN TO YOUR CRAVINGS Our bodies are sending us messages through discomfort or food cravings that need to be decoded. Trust your body and listen to your cravings as your new BFF.  We may crave certain food such as sugar when we are dissatisfied with a...
Sugar Addict 101 – Tip #4

Sugar Addict 101 – Tip #4

Tip #4 – BE A LABEL READER Sugar is often disguised in some oh-la-la fancy language (over 250 aliases), labeled as corn syrup, lactose, dextrose, maltose, glucose, high fructose corn syrup basically anything ending with –ose is typically a sweetener.  Any...
Sugar Addict 101 – Tip #3

Sugar Addict 101 – Tip #3

Tip #3 – FIND THE SNEAKY SUGAR What are some items you’ve purchased and later were shocked to find out they contained sugar? Nearly 70 percent of the added sugar Americans eat come from processed food such as bread, salad dressings, peanut butter, and...
Quick, Easy and Healthful Black Bean Soup

Quick, Easy and Healthful Black Bean Soup

Quick, easy, and perfect for a cold winters night. INGREDIENTS: 1 tablespoon Oil (walnut, avocado, olive) 1/2 cup onion, chopped 1 teaspoon garlic, chopped or minced 1 carrot, diced 1 bell pepper, diced 1 cup tomato, diced (fresh or canned) 2 cans black beans, drained...
Sugar Addict 101 – Tip #2

Sugar Addict 101 – Tip #2

Tip #2 – AVOID THE FAKE STUFF – ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS Artificial ingredients affect blood sugar levels and are linked to other serious health problems.  If you need to add sweetener, use just a small amount of natural sugar. If you need to use white or...

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