How To Quit Sugar: Part 2
In the last post we talked about treating this as a two-week experiment of changing your mindset. Think about this analogy. Use the wet paint or it's hot don't touch this analogy. If you see wet paint you kind of want to tap it just to make sure is it really wet. If you see a "Don't touch – hot," sign human nature challenges us to want to touch it, just to make sure it's not too hot.
Here's how to use this analogy to help you quit sugar. If your current mindset is telling you where are you probably shouldn?' eat that you probably shouldn't eat this it's human nature to say well I can maybe just afford to have a little bit of it and then you're just continually feeding that addiction. We now have changed our mindset to where most of us are thinking about – I need to eat more of this and more of that for better health. Simple!
So what happens after two weeks of getting rid of sugar. Do you have more energy? Yes! Your skin clears up and all of a sudden what you used to crave as a sweet treat is more often than not just too sweet and you don't want it anymore.
The first step is getting rid of all your liquid sugar that starts with liquid sugar – sodas, juices, wine just get rid of it for two weeks.. Even milk! I don't recommend dairy to anyone but low-fat milk and low-fat yogurt have a tremendous amount of sugar.
The WHO or world health organization says that adults can handle about 6 to 9 teaspoons of sugar per day, and for children, that's about 3 teaspoons. There are about 4.2g in a teaspoon so quick math will be about 25 – 38g of sugar. For children, that's about 12.5g of sugar.
Think about that for a moment, a glass of juice is about 7 teaspoons of sugar (28g). That one glass of juice for your morning routine pretty much maxes you out for your allotted sugar for the day. So get rid of the juice!
The next segment will discuss the fructose molecule and what that does to trigger more sweet cravings and how you can avoid it!