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Sugar is a highly addictive substance. Some people put it alongside heroin and even methamphetamine, in terms of its desire and the intense cravings people have for it.
I once read a saying by Jamie Oliver, the English Chef, he said, “If Obama really wanted to improve health care in the US, all he has to do is triple the price of sugar.”
There are many ways you can cut sugar from your diet, but my opinion is that you should slowly chop it out of your diet. There are a few tips I’m going to give you on how to do this.
You need to wean yourself off as much as you can for a minimum of three to six months before you slowly start introducing small amounts of pure sugars. Pure sugars include maple syrup and honey.
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Manuka honey is an excellent option to start. If you get burping, bloating, and gas even on a small amount of this, even a teaspoon a day, then you need to back off and keep working on your digestive system.
You’re probably so used to having a weird gut, and you’re not even aware of how much sugar that you’re consuming. Sugar is highly addictive for the brain.
The brain loves it. Try to observe your habits and watch what you’re regularly buying.
I’ve learned to appreciate the sweet things in life that are non-refined sugar. For example, homegrown berries are a regular part of my diet. I also find homegrown bell peppers to be very sweet. The only sugar I ingest is from my beehive, berries, and vegetables.
I suggest people take 1,000 milligrams of vitamin C in the morning and the evening when trying to break a sugar addiction. I find the buffered vitamin C powder from Thorne Research to be a particularly good product. When you first start, do a teaspoon of vitamin C in the morning. In the second week, you can have a teaspoon in the morning and the evening. This routine will slowly wean you off that craving for that Hershey bar or that three teaspoons of sugar in your coffee every morning.
Sugar is like alcohol. Don’t try to wean yourself from sugar overnight. Give yourself three to six months to do the complete wean.
I also suggest taking a product like CanXida Remove to help clean up your gut while weaning yourself off sugar. Take Remove for at least four to six weeks before reintroducing natural sugars. You don’t want to feed yeast in your gut, so make sure you address any Candida before a trial of Manuka honey.