You’ll feel better without it. Promise!
Here I am again after another long absence.
I keep saying I’ll stay on top of the blog, then life gets in the way, weeks have passed and I’ve posted nothing.
Sincere apologies, if you are among the few persons who’ve told me you look forward to reading these posts.
I’m flattered! Really! Thanks, so much! : )
The written comments I get aren’t usually from “real” readers but from people who are trying to sell me things, usually clever article generating workshops that might help me stay on top of my blog!
To them I say, “thanks but no thanks.”
I don’t think Woodway clients want to read generic beauty blog posts.
Let me know if I’m wrong. : )
Now, for the topic in the title: You’ll feel better without it
A lot of you know that I gave up sugar a couple of years ago, and many of you express real surprise that I haven’t “given in” to a craving for something sweet.
But the truth is, once you give up sugar, I mean really give it up, the cravings disappear.
I wouldn’t have believed it if I hadn’t experienced it.
Like a lot of you, I always believed the advice I’d been given: Eat a little of what you like or one day you’ll just cave in and binge.
Now, I think that’s only true because you continue to indulge in whatever it is that keeps your addiction alive.
For me, sugar was an addiction.
And if you can’t stop eating it, despite knowing it’s making you sick or miserable, then you’re addicted too.
And if you want to beat it you’ve got to break it.
Look at it this way: Everyone knows that someone who is trying to quit smoking shouldn’t have an occasional puff.
If they do, they’re liable to start smoking again.
You’ll start out in control, and you might even feel a little smug when you take a puff of your pal’s cigarette and don’t immediately return to your pack-a-day habit.
A week or so later, believing you’re in control, you might take another puff.
Then another and another.
One day you might have a whole cigarette. You tell yourself it won’t hurt. You’re in control.
Then what happens?
Big time CRAVINGS!
Because the addictive substance is back in your system.
Next thing you know, you’re at the shops buying a pack of cigarettes.
All your hard work suddenly feels like it was a waste of time.
You feel like you were kidding yourself when you thought you could quit.
You beat yourself up: Why did I even waste time trying? I’ll never quit. I can’t!
You can quit!
You did quit!
And you can do it again.
Whatever your addiction, if you lapse you learn. And what you learn makes you stronger.
Now, back to sugar addiction:
It’s everywhere, and it’s in everything, and we’ve all been conditioned to believe it’s a treat.
But is it?
Let’s look at how it wrecks our health.
Right off the bat, I’m thinking cavities.
We all know sugar is bad for our teeth.
Yes, we can brush it off, but think about the fact that if you don’t it will rot right through your tooth enamel, destroying the first level of your digestive system.
It contributes to making us fat. And while fat isn’t necessarily unattractive and certainly doesn’t define who we are, it doesn’t feel good.
Being fat makes moving around more difficult and contributes to all sorts of health conditions that we’d rather not deal with.
Sugar causes general inflammation, too, which exacerbates everything from acne to arthritis and heart disease. It’s even been implicated in triggering cancer.
So, sugar isn’t such a sweet deal after all.
If you’d like to give up sugar and you want a little help, ask me to make you a grapefruit inhaler. It’ll be the best $5 you ever spent!
Grapefruit essential oil has been proven to reduce sugar cravings. I used it when I gave up sugar and it helped.
I’m always happy to chat with you about your health goals, and do research for you, too. So, let me know what you’re interested in, and I’ll look into it.
After all, looking good really does begin with feeling good.
See you soon at The Woodway.
Thanks for dropping by!