Lies we tell ourselves about sugar

  1. Eating sugar will make me feel better
  2. This is the last time I’m going to eat this
  3. Nobody else really needs to know how much sugar I’m eating
  4. Just this once, to celebrate this occasion
  5. I’m a failure. I can never stop eating sugar, so why bother
  6. I’ll run an extra 2 miles to burn off this candy bar
  7. I’ll start my sugar detox tomorrow
  8. Well, it’s just at the weekend, so it’s OK. I have it under control
  9. It doesn’t really matter. Sugar isn’t really that bad

But it does matter; many of us eat way too much sugar and deep down inside we know it.  Nancy Appleton, the sugar expert has 144 reasons why sugar is harmful for us.

Here are just a few on the list

  1. Sugar can suppress your immune system.
  2. Sugar upsets the mineral relationships in the body.
  3. Sugar can cause juvenile delinquency in children.
  4. Sugar can elevate glucose and insulin responses and return them to fasting levels slower in oral contraceptive users.
  5. Sugar can increase reactive oxygen species (ROS), which can damage cells and tissues.
  6. Sugar can produce a significant rise in triglycerides.
  7. Sugar reduces the body’s ability to defend against bacterial infection.
  8. Sugar causes a decline in tissue elasticity and function – the more sugar you eat, the more elasticity and function you lose.
  9. Sugar can lead to chromium deficiency.
  10. Sugar can lead to ovarian cancer.
  11. Sugar can increase fasting levels of glucose.
  12. Sugar causes copper deficiency.
  13. Sugar interferes with the body’s absorption of calcium and magnesium.
  14. Sugar may make eyes more vulnerable to age-related macular degeneration.
  15. Sugar raises the level of neurotransmitters: dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine.
  16. Sugar can cause hypoglycemia.

Don’t be hard on yourself, don’t beat yourself up. Be Aware, Accept the fact and then you can take action.