Is it necessary to give up sugar?

Have you read the article by a lady diarising her quest to give up sugar?  It’s enlightening because it highlights the extent to which a person can become addicted to sugar.

So is it actually necessary to give up sugar?

I would say it really depends on whether or not you are truly addicted too.  Can you imagine a heroin addict, a habitual smoker or an alcoholic improving their lot without completely kicking the habit?

On the other hand, we all know people who don’t succumb to the temptations of the deadly white and sweet stuff.  People who would have no trouble at all contemplating a future without sugary foods.

Like everything else dietary and lifestyle related – there really is no one-size-fits-all answer.

So here’s my recommendation: put yourself to the test.  See if cutting down works for you.  Test whether or not you can adapt to less without having to cut it out all together. For me it’s definitely all or nothing – giving in to a little temptation inevitably means giving in to a lot more very quickly!

One thing that really helps is knowing which foods can help to make you feel satisfied for longer, or help to banish sweet cravings or the need for other carbs – but that’s the next stage.  The first step is always the hardest to take, and i this case that means learning your own limitations.

Can you comfortably limit yourself to just one chocolate, one biscuit, one piece of cake? Let me know how you get on…

 

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