A Beginner’s Guide to Going Sugar-Free

Aug 15, 2022

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The Sweetest Way to Go Sugar-Free

Sugar. It’s in everything! 75% of Americans eat excessive amounts of sugar and are considered addicted. Sugar addiction is more common than you think and is linked to all kinds of heavy health problems. Diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), and PCOS. Let’s not forget that our friends cancer, candida, parasites, mold, and fungus also love this tasty treat.

How do you know if you’re addicted to sugar? Duh! Look at your behavior around sugar and your overall diet! There are some pretty telling signs (other than the obvious) that you are addicted to sugar like headaches, muscle pain, nausea, bloating, lethargy, or feeling tired all the time. How about the crazy insane cravings and demand for dessert, or something sweet after every meal?

What about the need for a 3 pm pick me up? Need that soda or sweet tea? Keyword “NEED”. How about those Starbucks drinks, or even worse Dutch Brothers high octane corn syrup? I could write a whole blog series on caffeine! Now we’re getting deep into it because chances are you take that coffee or tea with a dairy-based creamer. Am I right?

☕️ Side note, if you’re hitting the sugar/caffeine at 3 pm you have adrenal stress and that is another big deal that should be addressed pronto! Because now you are throwing cortisol (belly fat hormone) and adding insult to injury here.

Candida and Underlying Issues

Now I’m talking processed sugar here. You know the ultimate white trash! Eating an apple, or some fruit isn’t a total deal breaker unless you have candida. And in your defense, you may have a condition that is driving the cravings to the point you have no control over it. Until you address your gut health and have an honest look at the fact you may be ruled by parasites, candida, mold (mycotoxins), and/or fungus.

This is a next-level issue, and we would 100% need to address it if you want to be successful in your efforts to ditch the white trash from your life. It’s simply not easy but have faith! You CAN do this! Ask yourself the hard questions and be ready to hear the answers, then be ready to act! Need help? Book your session today and begin your healing journey!

Curb the Cravings

Provided you don’t have candida, some foods that can help you wash the sugar from your blood would be eggs, unsweetened nut butters, beans, legumes, protein smoothies like Veg E Pro Complete, fatty fish seeds, and nuts.

An increase in healthy fats like avocado, unsweetened coconut products, grass-fed butter, or ghee will also help your sugar detox. But be mindful of calories and just how much good fat you are taking in, especially if you are trying to drop some weight. The 21-Day Purification is an awesome way to jump into some new positive habits while gently detoxing from all the things including wheat, gluten, dairy, AND sugar.

Here are some of my favorite products to not only help the detox but to clean up the damage from the sugar abuse. From candida, leaky gut, metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, hormone dysregulation, PCOS, infertility, all skin issues, and nasty sugar cravings.

Sweet Sugar-Free Alternatives

Here are some of my favorite sugar replacements. Remember all things in moderation!

  • Honey
  • Agave
  • Maple Syrup
  • Maple Sugar
  • Sucanat
  • Monk fruit
  • Coconut Sugar

I will bake my own sweets and use a way reduced amount of organic evaporated cane juice. Sometimes sugar is necessary, but if you are in control of how much goes in, it’s a bit of a game changer. Now to put together baked goods that are nutritious and tasty is easy! Now you know your dairy replacements, good fats, and acceptable sugars. Go nuts and experiment in the kitchen! No desire to do the trial and error? Sign up for my upcoming baking classes!

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Dawna Weiss, CN, PMP

Founded by clinical nutritionist, body-talk practitioner, and herbalist, Dawna Rider-Weiss, Inspired Living aligns your mind, body, and soul by delivering a scientific, clinical approach to food and herbs with an ancient but modern process for applying spiritual practices in everyday life. Schedule a session with Dawna by texting (916) 761-8431.

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Medical Disclaimer: What I’ve shared with you here is not intended to be a substitute for a medical diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. Always seek the advice of your physician with any questions you may have regarding your own medical conditions.

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