Teaching the Sugar Smackdown 21 Day sugar detox is always an enlightening experience.
Check out this video for simple and new way to look at refined carb and sugar cravings. Then, leave me a comment — PLEASE! I love to hear what you guys think!
Some people have no problems with cravings and can ease on through the 21 days no problem. While others are Jonesin’ for sugar like a crack head lookin’ for a fix. While the reasons for this can be a bit more complex than expressed in this 3 minute Youtube clip (candida, parasites, food intolerances etc), it typically boils down to your body crying out for whole, dense, healing nutrition.
One way to deal with the sugar and carb cravings is to reframe in your mind what they really are. A cry for nutrition. Your body doesn’t really need that – insert junky, refined carb, or sugary food product here – it NEEDS dense nutrition. The craving is the body saying… “Hello! Where was the nutrition in that bagel? Okay then, I’m going to turn on the hunger/craving mechanisms to let you know that I didn’t get enough vitamins, minerals, protein, good fats and vitality from what you just ate. Now, we can stop this madness… all you have to do is swap out the refined carbs and sugary foods for a simple meal of protein and veggies and I’ll stop shouting at you!”
Once you feed your body in a way that is dense with nutrition your sugar and carb cravings start to disappear.
Think if your body as a bank account. And think of food as money. Is the food you’re eating putting health, energy and vitality deposits into your body bank account or making withdrawals or creating a vitality deficit?