Soothing the Sugar Monster

I’ve found that it’s crucial for me to be impeccable with healthy habits, starting with what I eat.  Every so often, when I’m feeling the stress, I want to eat something sweet for quick energy and a little bit of comfort.  And of course, those are the times when that’s absolutely the worst thing for me!  I find that eating sugar depletes me in all the ways that I need to be nourished.  But if I avoid it, and instead eat nutritious, nutrient dense food, here’s what happens:

  • I have lots more energy and am able to better meet all of my responsibilities
  • My thinking is clearer and my mind works more quickly, allowing me to be more efficient in everything I do
  • My mood is more stable so I’m more able to be present for my clients and my family
  • The other food I eat tastes better to me
  • I don’t get hungry as easily and don’t have the cravings I used to have
  • Even my nails and hair are stronger and fuller!

It definitely takes some getting used to – breaking the habits of just reaching for junk food, reading labels and choosing products without added sugar, and replacing those foods with healthier alternatives.  But once I got the hang of it, the benefits were so great and it just became a lifestyle.  And I’m not deprived.  There are so many options for sugar-free sweet treats that taste great. One of my favorites is frozen pineapple – cut it up into bite size chunks (not too thick), then put the chunks on a cookie sheet in a single layer. Freeze overnight, then put them back in the freezer in a baggie for a snack that’s ready anytime the urge hits!

What do you do to soothe your sugar monster?

Hi, I'm Kris

I help busy professional women overcome fatigue, headaches, brain fog and other bothersome symptoms, so that, coming from a foundation of optimal health, they can excel in their professional and personal lives.. 

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