All posts tagged: sugar

10 TIPS FOR DEALING WITH SUGAR ADDICTION

Will you do anything to satisfy that sweet tooth of yours? I know when we are busy rushing around, we look for energy to get us through to the end of the day and sugary foods are often the thing we look for,then grab to ‘help us’ achieve this. Last week I posted a blog about the impact that sugar has on our bodies and what all the confusions is surrounding this. You can read about this here… If you are someone who has a real sweet tooth , who’s always looking for that ‘sugar hit ‘ and struggles to say no to ‘treat’s’ anytime night or day (Is that block of chocolate really calling your name, all the way from your fridge!!). Then these tips below will guide you to take back control of these cravings! Eat sweet vegetables and fruit. They are naturally sweet, healthy, and delicious, filled with fibre and a multitude of nutrients. The more you eat, the less you’ll crave sugar. Avoid ‘chemicalized’, artificial sweeteners and foods with added sugar. Use gentle sweeteners …

SUGAR- WHAT’S ALL THE HYPE ABOUT?

  Quit sugar? Don’t quit sugar? Cut out refined sugar? Don’t eat fruit? Only use Stevia? Don’t use Stevia? Stay away from fructose? Sucrose? Aspartame?  AAAGH! It’s confusing right? Not to mention the plethora of names sugar is called.   There are so many headlines each day about the latest fads or trends. It’s my job as a health coach to navigate all this information for you. But as a busy woman, are you often looking for sugar to get you through the day?And what actually is the low down on sugar? What is it really doing our bodies? There is overwhelming mounting evidence to indicate that too much sugar is not only bad for our waistline but may induce metabolic changes that lead to increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer , effect our hormones and so much more.  It is not the only contributor, but in excess, it certainly does contribute. WHO (World Health Organisation) has now stated its recommended daily intake should be for an adult, no more than 6 teaspoons of sugar per day ( less for …