My Love-Hate Relationship With Sugar

There are a LOT of reasons to stop eating sugar besides weight loss. eft_for_cravings250

My dentist says if I want to have better dental health, I have to stop feeding the bacteria in my mouth (read: Stop Eating Sugar.)

My physical therapist says if I want to have less pain, I need to reduce the inflammation in my gut (read: Stop Eating Sugar.)

I just can’t.

At least not completely.

So I’ve managed to create my own low-sugar substitutes that are very satisfying.

But give it up altogether?

Not happening…

Here’s what I CAN do – (and what you can do too.)

My Low Sugar Plan

1. Choose to eat less sugar (by choice.)

That means less sugar AND less food that turns into sugar quickly, i.e. bread, pasta, potatoes.

2. Choose mostly low sugar substitutes.

For instance, if I want something sweet, I may choose a scone over a cookie because it is half the amount of sugar.

3. If I’m going to have junk food, I make it myself.

It’s amazing what you can make without white flour! (See #2) I make my own scones using almond flour.

4. Train yourself to prefer low sugar treats.

Most of the time, I’m not tempted by sweets in the grocery store because I know I can make it better (and healthier) myself.

5. When I do eat something high in sugar, I savor…

That way … I usually need less of it.

Most of the flavor is in the first 2 bites!

None of these strategies are hard. It just takes a
“willingness” to do them consistently.

If this topic interests you, let me know in the comments and I’ll share some of my recipes with you next time.

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Psychologist, Master Certified Coach and Certified EFT Practitioner. She is one of the world’s leading experts in using Emotional Freedom Techniques to help people lose weight without dieting, stop binge eating, and reduce anxiety and stress. She is the author of 4 Books on Emotional Freedom Techniques, the EFT Tips Newsletter, the Binge Eating Teleseminar and the EFT Weight Loss CD. Carol has a thriving coaching practice and is passionate about helping others succeed.

6 thoughts on “My Love-Hate Relationship With Sugar

  1. I would love to have your recipe for scones with almond flour. I have been almost totally sugar free and artificial sugar free for over 4 years and am always looking for new recipes. Thanks. Ann

    • Good for you, Ann! Many would love to know your secrets! Good healthy recipes that taste good and satisfy the sweet tooth definitely help! Carol

  2. Hi Carol. I would give anything to stop eating sugar in the form of candy and crackers…I eat the chocolate at work mostly because I can and it is there, not a big food eater, but junk food is another matter……you would think at 67 I would be smarter but not the case…would love some recipes.

    Thank you Carol

    • Hi Sally – I can guarantee that this issue is not related to intelligence. There are plenty of very smart and successful people who struggle with the same issue. We can find ways to work with it. For most of us, eating well is a life-long goal; Eating better is something we can work on every day. I will definitely share some favorite recipes. In the meantime, be kind to yourself. You are human! Carol

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