Sugar is as addictive as tobacco or alcohol—and one of the toughest habits to kick because it’s a staple of the Standard American Diet (SAD). The average American adult consumes 140 pounds of sugar and white flour each year!
The Complete Guide to Beating Sugar Addiction sheds new light on the four types of sugar addiction and offers easy quizzes to quickly determine your sugar addiction type and a step-by-step plan for resolving their underlying causes. This can end sugar cravings forever, achieving dramatically improved health and energy levels – while also making it easier to lose weight!
Dr. Teitelbaum’s 8 Tips for Beating Sugar Addiction:
- Remember – pleasure is good! The key is to enjoy your sugar, as opposed to simply feeding addictive cravings.
- Chocolate is a health food. But it’s not low-calorie. Go for quality not quantity.
If you just try to stop sugar without addressing the underlying cause, you are likely to be both very unpleasant to be around and to fail.
- If you are fatigued, instead of reaching for sugar as an “energy loan shark,” create healthy energy. Begin your morning with a combination of a good vitamin powder like the Energy Revitalization System and a 5 g scoop of ribose. Our published research showed that ribose increases energy an average of 61 percent after three weeks, and this simple drink will turbocharge your healthy energy.
- Get irritable when hungry? This suggests that fatigue of your adrenal “stress handler” gland is driving the sugar cravings. Increase your salt and protein intake, and drink a cup of licorice tea each morning.
- Have chronic sinusitis or irritable bowel syndrome? If so, you may have Candida/yeast overgrowth driving the sugar cravings. Treating the Candida and taking a good probiotic can be very helpful for all of this.
- In your 40s or 50s with anxiety and depression? These may be caused by estrogen or testosterone deficiency, and bioidentical hormones can be very helpful.
- Stevia can be an excellent sugar substitute for those who like the taste. Brand matters. Use one that is filtered such as Body Ecology or Stevita. TrueVia and Purvia are also excellent natural sweeteners.
- “By beating sugar addiction, you can get multiple monkeys off your back!” says board certified internist and acclaimed energy expert Jacob Teitelbaum, MD. “Sugar addiction contributes to diabetes, cardiovascular disease, anxiety and a plethora of other medical problems, and in day-to-day life it can just make you feel miserable.” He says common complaints include: fatigue, getting irritable when hungry (causing major stress in relationships), chronic sinusitis, digestive problems (irritable bowel syndrome and spastic colon), weight gain with inability to lose weight even on a diet, and poor concentration and memory.
Board certified internist Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D. is one of the most frequently quoted integrative medical authorities in the world and has helped thousands to regain their energy, overcome pain and start enjoying their lives again.
Dr. Teitelbaum is senior author of the landmark studies “Effective Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia – a Placebo-controlled Study” and “Effective Treatment of CFS & Fibromyalgia with D-Ribose.” He is author of the bestselling book From Fatigued to Fantastic! (3rd revised edition, Avery/Penguin Group); the Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution (Avery/Penguin); Pain Free 1-2-3: A Proven Program for Eliminating Chronic Pain Now (McGraw- Hill); Real Cause Real Cure (Rodale); and three other books in the Beat Sugar Addiction NOW! series.
Dr. Teitelbaum is Director of the Practitioners Alliance Network and author of the popular smartphone application “Cures A-Z.” His website is www.vitality101.com.