I’ve known for years that eating sugar isn’t all that great for your health. But I’ll be the first to admit that I’m completely addicted to it, especially now that most of my energy gets sucked up by taking-care-of-baby time every day.
It’s not that I eat a whole row of Oreos in one sitting. Or crave soda like I used to. But I certainly have been leaning on sugar and sweets far more than I should for an energy boost during the day.
In fact, if I’m being completely honest, my desire for sweets during the day have become more of a habit than a craving. After a meal, I think “hmm, what kind of sweets do we have around?” Or I’ll think to myself “I’ve had a long day, I deserve a treat.”
See, I’ve gotten so used to reach for sweets as a reward instead of a once-in-a-while indulgence. Something I’m not all that proud of as a health coach.
After all, I already know that eating too much sugar has negative consequences for your health, like:
- Suppressing the immune system
- Contributing to obesity
- Increasing cholesterol
- Leading to ovarian cancer
- Contributing to diabetes
- Aging our skin
- Causing headaches and migraines
- Causing depression
I’ve decided now is as good as any other to hone in on my sugar struggle and cut back on the sweets in my life.
These are the 5 strategies I’m using to conquer my sugar habit: [Read more…]