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Curb Your Enthusiasm... For Sugar!

Updated: Jan 29


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Do you crave sugar?

Want to be in charge of your cravings?

As a child (and well into adulthood), I had a raging case of sugar cravings. I grew up in a household where we ate dense brown bread, tofu and carob, while my friends ate fluffy white bread and hostess cupcakes. I did grow up with a healthy palate but I also was constantly on the hunt for sources of sugar. When my parents would drop me off to spend a week with my grandma each summer, the first thing on the agenda was always a trip to the grocery store. I always chose Lucky Charms cereal, and we would sit at the kitchen table, giddily picking out the dehydrated marshmallows for me. While that is a fond memory of mine, I've luckily learned to balance out those cravings. A few reasons to do so are:

  • Sugar is empty calories but this is just the tip of the iceberg. Since it has no nutrients, your body actually takes stored nutrients from its reserves to digest sugar.