A seemingly benign, albeit omnipresent substance, it turns out sugar is not just "fattening". Sugar is TOXIC, according to health practitioners, so it's best to consume it in moderation if you have to have it at all. But here's the rub: Neuroscientists have now concluded that sugar is at least AS ADDICTIVE AS COCAINE! Which means for many, that having "just a little" sugar can be a very slippery slope!
Translation: I used to enjoy one slice of Papa John's family-sized chocolate chip cookie. Now, I can eat the whole thing myself, which I have done - to the tune of 1,600 calories!!
So here I am, a wellness coach, promising my clients that eating nutrient-dense foods and avoiding or reducing known toxins (sugar being #1 on the list) will allow their bodies' self-healing mechanisms to function properly, and if they need to, they will lose weight automatically without calorie restrictions.
Well, after reading two books on kicking sugar addiction, I started my self-imposed Rehab (take 1) on Sunday. By this morning (day 3), after a night awake with my teething son, I was tired and cranky and "Good Susie" was too tired/stressed to take on "The Beast."