Lies we tell ourselves about sugar
- Eating sugar will make me feel better
- This is the last time I’m going to eat this
- Nobody else really needs to know how much sugar I’m eating
- Just this once, to celebrate this occasion
- I’m a failure. I can never stop eating sugar, so why bother
- I’ll run an extra 2 miles to burn off this candy bar
- I’ll start my sugar detox tomorrow
- Well, it’s just at the weekend, so it’s OK. I have it under control
- 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. https://nancyappleton.com/141-reasons-sugar-ruins-your-health/
Here are just a few on the list
- Sugar can suppress your immune system.
- Sugar upsets the mineral relationships in the body.
- Sugar can cause juvenile delinquency in children.
- Sugar can elevate glucose and insulin responses and return them to fasting levels slower in oral contraceptive users.
- Sugar can increase reactive oxygen species (ROS), which can damage cells and tissues.
- Sugar can produce a significant rise in triglycerides.
- Sugar reduces the body’s ability to defend against bacterial infection.
- Sugar causes a decline in tissue elasticity and function – the more sugar you eat, the more elasticity and function you lose.
- Sugar can lead to chromium deficiency.
- Sugar can lead to ovarian cancer.
- Sugar can increase fasting levels of glucose.
- Sugar causes copper deficiency.
- Sugar interferes with the body’s absorption of calcium and magnesium.
- Sugar may make eyes more vulnerable to age-related macular degeneration.
- Sugar raises the level of neurotransmitters: dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine.
- 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.