360fit Blog Your New Addiction: Sugar

Almost everything in the store has sugar in in now. Check out the ingredient list on anything. Sugar is there and it’s usually fairly high. And there is a good reason for that.

Have you ever had a plate of cookies on the counter? You eat one and the next time you’re in the kitchen you have another one. Then you think, boy I could go for one more… or maybe two. The next thing you know you have eaten a bunch of cookies, you feel sick but you still want to eat more!

The reason isn’t because you’re a weak person, or you lack will power. People who are fit aren’t better people than you are. They don’t have amazing will power.

The reason I know this is because I’m the same as you are. As soon as I have that first cookie I want more of them!

You see our bodies want the sugar in the cookie. Sugar is addictive, and highly so. It draws you back in again and again. You can’t fight it because on a chemical level when you get processed sugar your body wants more and its almost impossible to fight it.
This is why most of that grocery store is full of sugar filled foods. Food companies know if they give you a food with sugar in it you will eat more than you want to. You won’t be able to help yourself.

This means more sales for them and they are in the business of making money. Its exactly the same as cigarettes. The more addictive chemicals that are put in them the more you want to smoke, which makes you a heavier user, and a better customer.

So what to do? It’s not fun but you need to detox from refined sugar. Cut it out and don’t eat it!

I’m not saying this will be fun. It won’t be. You will hate it. You may get headaches, feel sick or feel sluggish. Those are all side effects of withdrawal! And you will be going through it!

But have faith; once you get through the first few days you will feel so much better it will be worth it! So drop that refined sugar today! Your body wants you to do it!

Devin Sherrington is seven time Best Personal Fitness Trainer Halifax award winner, and owner the award winning fitness studio 360fit in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. He lives in Fletcher’s Lake with his girlfriend Lauren and children Reign and Journey.

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