Tuesday, 19 July 2011

The Sugar Addict's Diet

Sugar seems to be addictive to a certain degree. The human body learns fast that
sugar means energy and that a lot of energy running through the system
translates into a good overall mood. Unfortunately, the good mood lasts just as
long as the amount of sugar in your blood stays above a certain level. Once the
amount of sugar drops below that particular level, the mood changes and the body
starts craving the next sugar fix that will make everything look good once more.
In this respect, sugar seems to operate just like any other psychoactive
substance or like adrenaline. You can learn to get high on all these substances.
The Sugar Addicts’ Diet focuses on breaking the addiction to sugar in order to
prevent the mood swings that prompt the addict to reach out for one more sugary
treat. These mood swings are hard to resist and the promise of the next fix is
so tempting that many people have no idea they’re hooked on something that is
not healthy. Truth be known, most addicts don’t want to face reality and
understand the truth about their addiction and many people hooked on sugar or
adrenalin have absolutely no idea that they’re using a substance to prop up
their moods.
This diet is largely based on the Glycemic Index approach because its purpose is
to weed out the sugary foods and replace them with foods belonging to a lower
Glycemic Index that release their sugar content slowly into the bloodstream and
do not trigger the rush. The basic idea is to identify hidden sugar in the foods
you eat. Many people don’t know that it’s not just sweets or soft drinks that
contain sugar, but also a lot of sauces, dips, yogurts and ready-to-eat foods
have enough sugar in them to cause the mood swings.
It’s pretty easy to figure that this diet is more of a lifestyle choice than a
proper diet. Of course you will lose weight by avoiding the foods rich in sugar,
but we cannot be sure if this is the best way to go for a committed user. If you
want to lose a certain number of pounds in a certain number of weeks, then
you’re probably better off choosing another eating plan because nobody knows how
fast you can lose weight under this one. Still, as a long-term maintenance
solution, this eating plan is a good idea, especially for those who are used to
eating a lot of sweets and are afraid that all those lost pounds will come back.
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