Beat your sweet-tooth… without the sugar!
Confession: I’ve always been extremely fond of dessert. Pies, pastries, cakes… I had a real sweet-tooth issue. And when I’d meet those people (rare, but they exist) who say they don’t like sweets, I’ve always been so envious. ‘Wouldn’t it be great to have the same gift and never crave desserts? I would never feel bad, be healthier and look skinnier.”
The wish of a lifetime became an effortless reality one rainy night in Aix in Provence, France, while I was watching TV with my husband. The morning after, walking by the gorgeous displays of the many French pastry shops wasn’t as tempting as it used to be.
A documentary made that change possible: The Secrets of Sugar. And then a series of many other movies: Sweet Misery, Sweet Remedy and many, many pages of eye-opening reads. I learned that sugar makes us fat and sick, it weakens our immune system and can lead to all sorts of diseases, cancer included.
Nothing more than awareness can give us motivation. And once we know we cannot ignore it anymore.
Did you know that many researches proved sugar is as addictive as cocaine? It stimulates the release of dopamine in our brain, a substance that makes us feel pleasure and therefore makes us crave more. Lab studies showed that rats that binged on sugar had brain changes like those of getting off drugs!
For now, enough with the bad news. It’s time for the good ones! Because, yes, it is possible to get out of the addiction and no, it won’t be a sacrifice. It will be easy, tasty and fun! And you don’t have to give up your sweets!!!
If only had I found out earlier how easy it is to become completely indifferent to the sugary treats I used to love!!
Ever since my body cleared up from its sugar addiction, I have hardly craved a treat containing refined sugars. And the times I fell into temptation, I wasn’t able to get past the first few bites without immediately feeling a headache.
Isn’t it amazing the way our body communicates, telling us what it needs? We just need to learn how to listen to it.
HOW TO DITCH SUGAR IN 5 STEPS
If you want to discover the 5 STEPS I FOLLOWED to get out of my sugar addiction, you can find them all in my EBook Simple Italian Desserts Made Healthy
There you’ll learn how I cut down on unnecessary sugars from my diet and you’ll find the recipes of all the most indulgent sweets revisited in a sugar free way. No deprivation, just a lot of delicious sugar free treats!
And what I mean by that is ‘real deal sugar free’: not only ‘white sugar free’, but also free from honey, agave nectar, maple syrup, coconut sugar, maltitol etc.
…Start quitting sugar today! It will be a delicious series of guilt free pleasures!