| Sugar causes Cancer. That is now proven. It’s responsible for our obesity and diabetes epidemic and a host of other health disorders. But this stuff is addictive. It’s hard to break up with. Many of my wellness warriors and clients tell me it’s impossible to avoid sugar around Halloween. It’s everywhere—at the office, in the grocery store, in your kids’ candy buckets. When the pull of sugar feels too strong, fight back! Use these simple tricks to help you enjoy Halloween without the toxic sugar overload. An eye opening fact for you: Did you know that sugar is only a few chemical molecules different than the makeup of cocaine. In fact in a recent study using mice, which were given a plethora of either cocaine or sugar to feast upon, the mice undoubtedly and undeniable chose the sugar to consume over the cocaine! Are we ourselves addicted to this “legal drug” that is in EVERYTHING? Why are we giving this DRUG to our children?
Let’s get to some sugar education and demystification:
|Start Your Day With Protein: The typical breakfast of carbs and sugary food sets you up to crave this food all day long. Instead, begin your day with a healthy smoothie that’s loaded with pea protein powder, healthy fats (like coconut oil), and phytonutrients; maybe add a little pumpkin and espresso and voila you now have a “Pumpkin Spice Smoothie!”|
|Move Your Body: Exercising, dancing, yoga, even going for a walk can reduce tension, boost your energy and mood, and decrease your need for a sugar lift.|
|Get Enough Sleep: When we are tired, we often turn to sugar and caffeine to counteract exhaustion. Don’t put yourself in this predicament—go to bed at the same time each night and give your body the rest it needs.|
|OIL Pull when you are CRAVING: Are you familiar with this method? If not search the past blogs at WELL Consulting or contact Meg and she can email you the step by step instructions. I promise you do this and you will reap so many benefits!|
|Take L-Glutamine: When all else fails or when you decide to make that commitment to get rid of the sugar for you and the whole family- this will be the GAME CHANGER! For acute sugar cravings, try this amino acid. It helps stabilize blood sugar levels and diminishes sugar cravings. Glutamine is an amino acid that helps diminish sugar cravings, plays a vital role in gastrointestinal health, supports a strong immune system, promotes muscle tone and enhances mood and mental clarity. This “super” amino acid is concentrated in the brain, skeletal muscles, gut lining, lungs, heart, kidneys and liver and provides a dynamic source of fuel for the whole body. It supports overall health with its huge range of benefits.
What it does
Helps stabilize blood sugar levels which is especially helpful if you are looking to kick your sugar habit and reduce your cravings for high-glycemic carbohydrates.
Nourishes the cells that line the gut and is essential to maintaining a healthy gastrointestinal tract – a key factor for a healthy immune system.
Helps to synthesize the neurotransmitters in the brain which can help relieve depression and fatigue, elevate mood and enhance relaxation.
Helps improve brain agility, focus, concentration, memory and alertness.
Helps build protein for strong muscles, making it a favorite for those who work out regularly.
How to take it
Take 2 capsules twice a day between meals or when the craving creeps up on you! You can even sprinkle the powder option under your tongue!
It’s your secret weapon for when all else fails!
Here is where to purchase and brand recommendations: http://www.npscript.com/wellconsulting/l-glutamine-1000mg-1-gram-/PU0140PAR and here is a powdered option for our children or those who have a hard time swallowing capsules: http://www.npscript.com/wellconsulting/l-glutamine-powder/PU0142PAR
|As you know I am a firm believer that if you give the body what it needs, it has the innate ability to HEAL itself! Use these tools to begin the path towards wellness and join the Wellness Revolution with Meg at Whole Energy Lifestyle Living / WELL Consulting. www.wellconsulting.org|