I have always battled my love for sugar. Over the years it has manifested in different ways. I have come so far from where I was ten years ago, but I am always looking for ways to take my power back from sugar, and not feel like I am being controlled by it.
I came across this really interesting book, which describes 4 kinds of sugar addicts:
Type 1 addicts use sugar and caffeine to keep themselves awake, and tend to be addicted to energy drinks. They are stressed out, often Type A personalities who substitute the quick fix of coffee or sugar to make up for not getting enough sleep or eating a healthy diet.
Type 2 addicts are suffering from adrenal failure and use sugar to keep themselves going when they are exhausted or stressed out. These are the hypoglycemics, the people whose blood sugar drops and leaves them irritable, shaky, and tearful.
Type 3 addicts have sugar cravings caused by an overgrowth of yeast. These people spend a lot of time eating and wanting to eat foods with a lot of sugar and white flour because it makes them feel better… briefly.
Type 4 addicts have hormonal imbalances and crave sugar to stave off irritability and depression. This applies to men as well as women, though it is most often characterized by women with PMS, or menopausal problems.
Then it tells you how to beat your sugar addiction based on your type. Isn’t that interesting? Click here to check it out and learn more.
And if you are looking for some super easy healthy deserts try my Grain-Free/Gluten-Baking Cookbook: For Mamas Who Don’t Know How To Bake. Switching to homemade and natural sugar sweets is a great way to wean yourself off sugar and get your cravings in balance.