The #1 issue I get to help my clients with, is fighting sugar addiction; refined sugar is a very evil substance and creates high dependence to its consumers.
The worst symptom usually reported is having cravings, but not many people really realise the impact it also has on teeth, blood and hormone health.
Like smoking, industries in the fields want us to believe that quitting has to be hard and that we would never be completely free from it, but as for tobacco, sugar can be quit altogether and without immense struggles. For people with strong addiction, withdrawal symptoms (like headaches) will appear, but this should be seen as a necessary part of the detoxing process, therefore, beneficial. As I recommend in one of my previous articles, to make the transition easy, you have to change your attitude toward food, switching from a convenience-based routine to a homemade one. Not consuming sugar is essential for you to quit.
For those who has a really strong sweet tooth and experience cravings, I always recommend to include sweet vegetables in their meals so that they will feel 100% satisfied after them; we all have that small space in the stomach that can only be filled with cake, but sweet vegetables will help you with that.
The sweet vegetables that I am referring to are: onions, carrots, parsnips, beets, pumpkin, corn (please get organic as usually it is GMO) and the most-loved sweet potatoes. The great thing about these vegetables is that, the more you cook them, the sweeter they get. Try boiling them and then roast them in the oven with some chickpeas, olive oil and herbs. Other uses include juices and hot / cold soups.
Making sweet vegetables part of your daily meals will make a huge difference in getting over sugar; give it a try, what’s the worst that can happen?