Sugar addiction problem?
Sugar addiction is a problem for lots of people. The NHS suggests that the daily limit for men should be 70g for men and 50g for women. Sugar addiction is often linked to Obesity with an increased risk of Heart Attack, Stroke and certain cancers.
Whilst the cause is not really fully understood it is thought that the growth of Plaques in the brain in Alzheimer’s is linked to a faulty protein called beta-amyloid which has been shown to grow faster in mice with high blood sugar.
Foods like Chocolate, Cakes, Biscuits and fizzy drinks are high in sugar.
A pint of beer could contain as much as 15g of sugar and a pint of dry cider – as much as 20g per pint.
Sugary drinks -full sugar Cola and “Energy Drinks are shocking” with as much as 78g in one 500ml bottle
A typical Chocolate bar may contain as much as 30g of sugar. Some pasta sauces may contain a lot of sugar also.
Ironically if you eat a lot of fruit and drink a lot of fruit smoothies which you may consider healthy then you could be exceeding your healthy daily intake of sugar. And fructose (Fruit sugar) goes directly to your waistline. A large glass of juice could contain 25g of sugar.
It is very easy to exceed your daily healthy allowance of sugar and put your health at risk.
With “sugar addiction” you may forego healthier foods to get your “fix” of sugar – choosing to eat less vegetables to leave space for a chocolate bar, dessert, cake or biscuit.
We often associate sweetness with reward in childhood. Kids are given sweets in return for being well behaved. – This attitude may have become deeply ingrained in your subconscious and if you have a hard day at the office you may find it very difficult to stop craving sugar.
Interestingly since I saw a number of people for sugar addiction Hypnotherapy in the space of a fortnight, I greatly reduced my own sugar intake and lost about 12 pounds in weight in the space of 2 months.
Here is my article on the Hypnotherapy Directory on the same subject: –