Sugar.... are we thinking about it in the best way?
Have we thought about sugar in the wrong way?
We always seem to ask ourselves – am I allowed to eat this sugar/sweet/cookie/cake/etc… surely I have earned it!
But maybe we are asking the wrong question…
See, these sweets and added sugars have been/and are being linked to weight gain, obesity, addiction and withdrawl, inflammation, hormonal imbalance, insulin resistance, diabetes, high cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and cardiovascular disease.
Wow, that is a pretty bad combination.
Maybe the question should be – have I eaten enough of the healthy, body-healing foods to help me override the bad effects eating a ‘treat’ is going to wreak on my body?
* Have I eaten my 2 cups of vegetables per meal?
* Have I eaten my 2-4 Tbsp of healthy fats (olive oil, avocado oil, nut/seed butters, nut oils, grass fed cream/butter) per meal to keep my hormones in balance, keep my blood sugars stable, and help keep me satisfied for the next 3-4 hours?
* Have I eaten enough protein at every meal and snack (15-20g of protein per meal depending on my individual protein needs) to keep me strong and also keep me satisfied for the next 3-4 hours?
* Have I had my dosage of fermented foods and/or probiotics today to keep my good gut bacteria healthy?
IF the answer is YES to these other questions, THEN we can start asking ourselves about having a sweet treat today…
As always, if you have any questions, send me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Wishing you the best of health, Eliana