If you are a sugar addict you may be wondering if it’s ever possible to stop! At the height of my sugar addiction, I was eating a family block of chocolate and a Chokito bar every day! My health was terrible, I was tired and sluggish and my brain was so “foggy” that I could barely think straight. I also used to suffer from really bad moods which I used to have to hide behind a smile.When I got so tired that I had to have a sleep as soon as I got home from work, I went to my doctor. All of the blood tests came back normal. He told me that going by the results, he wouldn’t hesitate to recommend me for a life insurance policy. He didn’t have any idea how to help me at all. I thought that my problem might be allergies, so I started to do some research at my local library and I came across a lot of information about sugar. This is how I started to learn how detrimental it can be to your health and I realized that it was time for me to stop.
Then I started to read about nutrition and realized how toxic sugar is for our bodies. I used a lot of willpower to stop eating sugar, and I mostly succeeded, but the craving didn’t go away. One time about 30 years ago, I went off sugar completely for two years. After a few months, the cravings lessened, but then after two years I made the mistake of thinking I was cured. A bite of sugar and all the craving returned.
Along with the sugar addiction, I struggled on and off with weight issues.Everything changed when I discovered what the underlying emotional issue was and how to deal with it. Now I know that a sugar/carb addiction can be healed by taking care of both physical and emotional issues.When we abandon ourselves by being unloving to ourselves – with self-judgment, ignoring our feelings, numbing them out with various addictions or making others responsible for us – we create a big empty hole inside. What this hole really wants is love – our love – but since we are abandoning ourselves, we are far from loving ourselves. The empty hole is very painful, and food – especially sugar and starches – works for the moment to fill the inner emptiness.
It is unrealistic to expect a sugar addiction to go away without learning how to fill that inner emptiness with love – the love that is always available to us from our spiritual source. So learning how to love yourself is vital to healing a sugar addiction and other addictions.The Physical Cause.The physical cause of a sugar addiction is about what is going on in your digestive system. If you have more beneficial intestinal flora than harmful flora, then you have a healthy gut and likely don’t crave sugar. Unfortunately, there are many things in our modern society that destroy the healthy bacteria, leaving us vulnerable to the proliferation of unhealthy bacteria.Some of what destroys healthy bacteria:Processed foods are exactly what the term implies – they are not natural. Because they have been refined, many of the nutrients the body needs are destroyed, and unhealthy food-like products have been added, such as sugar, GMO-grown foods, heated oils which are extremely toxic for our bodies, preservatives, colors, and so on. All of these destroy beneficial flora.
Sugar destroys beneficial bacteria and feeds the toxic bacteria. This is why the more sugar we eat, the more we want it. As the toxic bacteria proliferate, they demand more and more sugar to flourish. The more they flourish, the more they create toxins that affect our organs and our brain, causing diabetes, cancer, heart disease and autoimmune diseases, as well as autism, ADD, ADHD, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and other mental disorders. (See “Gut and Psychology Syndrome” by Natasha Campbell-McBride, M.D. for a complete description of how all this happens).
Antibiotics not only destroy the harmful bacteria – they kill all bacteria, which leaves the gut vulnerable to harmful bacteria unless the beneficial bacteria are replaced with probiotics. Most other drugs also destroy beneficial bacteria. Factory-farmed meats, poultry and dairy products contain the antibiotics and hormones that are given to the cows and chickens, and the pesticides that are in their food. All of this destroys beneficial bacteria.Looking at this list, you can see why most people are suffering from a grave imbalance in their gut flora. If you want to heal a sugar addiction, you need to do healing work to restore the natural balance. Dr. Natasha’s book teaches you how to do this. I encourage all of you who want to heal a sugar/carb addiction and attain health to read it.
Plenty of people eat sugary foods throughout the day because their body tells them that they are hungry or tired. One of the best ways to combat this feeling is to drink plenty of water throughout the day. In addition to staying hydrated, you will not feel as hungry or tired anymore.Make sure you always have your healthy meals ready when you are hungry so you don’t have to snack as much. Keep a granola bar or similar with you or at your desk for times when you can’t take your lunch break when you want to. If you have herpes, make sure it doesn’t have nuts in it. Be sure to read about foods to avoid with a herpes outbreak.
In other words, millions of people all around the world, whether they admit it or not, need serious sugar addiction help. If you are one of these people identifying the problem is the first step towards successful treatment. Once you’ve decided to get sugar addiction help you can begin exploring your options for a viable sugar addiction treatment program that won’t leave you out in the cold and eating more sugar than ever before.
No One Size Solutions. A successful program designed for the purpose of sugar addiction help will be sure to include various degrees of recovery for different people seeking help with sugar addictions. The problem is that everyone needing help with this particular addiction is interested in an all out cold turkey diet free of all great sweet treats. For a treatment program to be successful it needs to offer different services to those who need a more or less strict sugar free existence. This allows those who have diabetes to leave all sugar behind while those who simply want to lose a few pounds to cut out some of the sugar in their diets. You will need to identify the solution you feel will work best for you.
If you are truly interested in receiving sugar addiction help then you should give some serious thought to NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) and hypnotherapy or some combination of the two. The reason is that the hardest battle is the mental battle. You must literally change the way you think about food and sugar in order to have a successful diet of any kind. When you can begin to think of food as fuel for the body rather than some sort of treat or sweet reward, then you can begin to really enjoy sweet success of another kind all together.How does NLP help with a sugar problem? Because it addresses the problem specifically without wasting time analyzing the “why”. Sometimes you can get so caught up in why you eat too much sugar that you forget to emphasize why you should not. NLP is about training your mind to behave in a new way. In this instance it would be to train your mind to avoid craving sugary foods and drinks that are bad for your health and your diet.