Sugar Cleanse :: Crowding out

Today is about making smarter choices about what you eat. Have you been successful so far in eliminating sugar? Let’s get to the root of your cravings for the sweet stuff.

Ask yourself these questions:
*Why do I always finish a meal with a sweet dessert?
*Why do I always put sugar in my coffee?

Many people list cravings, stress and hormones as the reason they carve sugar. What if you’re just hungry for more real food? Your body is designed to recognize and receive nourishment from things that grow in nature.

It may sound crazy, but in the time you’ll find that by incorporating more real, whole foods into your diet, you’ll automatically crowd out the need for sugar and other disease culprits – no deprivation here.

breakfast-1663295_1280Homework for your health:

Do you rush out of the house without breakfast and grab coffee on the go? Your body is hungry and expects fuel to start the day. Wake up 10-20 minutes earlier to prepare a balanced and nutritious breakfast.

Try these energy rich options:
*Oatmeal with chopped walnuts and sliced banana
*Chia pudding with fresh berries
*Sprouted wheat toast with avocado sprinkled with sea salt
*Smoothie with banana, frozen mango and spinach

At lunch and dinner:
*Order or prepare an extra portion of brightly colored vegetables with your meal
*Chew slowly and consciously, making sure to stop when you feel full and satisfied
*Still want that dessert? Sip on herbal tea to satisfy a sweet craving, or try a piece of fresh fruit.

Remember the concept of crowding out as you move forward. By simply eating more whole foods, you naturally reduce that amount of sugar-laden unhealthy items. I’ll be checking in with you on how your breakfast routine is going in a few days!