Squash, the complete opposite of Squash

The more I look for sugar in the foods we eat, the more sugar I find.  Here’s an insane recent finding, in the organic babyfood packets that we buy, the Squash babyfood vegetable packet has 19 grams of sugar and less than one gram of fiber!  It’s the candy version of vegetables, the exact opposite of a real Squash.

Sugar everywhere I turn and I can’t seem to get away.  Maybe I don’t want to, which definitely does not help. I’m addicted to sugar!

Truth is, we’re all addicted to sugar, and it’s a real problem for a lot of people. I hear this everywhere and I can see it in my kids. They want the sweet stuff for breakfast!

It’s not your fault that you’re addicted to sugar. The food industry wants it that way.  Sugar is marketed to us constantly.  It’s in nearly every food that has an advertisement. It’s cheap, addictive filler for processed foods, even your deli meat.

Sugar is marketed to us constantly. 'Sugar' by Moyan Brenn, Flickr, CC-By-2.0
Sugar is marketed to us constantly. ‘Sugar’ by Moyan Brenn, Flickr, CC-By-2.0

Studies have shown that sugar is more addictive than cocaine and it influences our stomach microbiome to crave more sugar. We’re programmed to want sugar by nature herself.  But humans were never meant to have such abundant access to it.

To avoid excess sugars and reprogram our body’s idea of ‘normal,’ it’s almost like we’d need to eat… Real Food.  Can you remember a time when you eat less sugar?  Eating meals made from fresh ingredients, most likely you’d notice a few changes in the way you approach food and enjoy eating better quality food.

This is the biggest change I can advocate and when you eat a diet based on Real Food, reducing sugars is a natural part of the process.  No thinking required.  Far less willpower.  I wonder if you’d allow yourself to enjoy how naturally and easily sugar cravings can be managed, naturally, and while you notice you lose weight while eating Real Food. Join my private email list to learn more.

No thinking required.  Far less willpower.

 

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