by Andrea Albright
Do you nibble on sugar-filled candy throughout the day?
Do you have intense cravings for sodas, chocolate, or something sugary that you can’t resist?
Do you HAVE to eat a desert after every meal?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you have a “sweet tooth”.
And while that’s a cute name and all… really, it’s an addiction. You are addicted to sugar.
And as long as you are addicted to sugar, you will never be able to lose the weight that you want.
But don’t worry.
I’m here for you and I’ve discovered a way out…
See, I’ve been studying sugar for years and the negative effects it has on the body, emotions, mind and spirit.
I’ve broken my own addiction to sugar and coached others through it as well. (I’ll introduce you to some of
them later in this email)…
You’ll be glad to know that, YES… you can break your addiction to sugar. And I’ve discovered a step-by-step formula to help you.
Turns out, sugar is a drug. And like most drugs, you can only break free from the addiction once you REPLACE the benefits the drug is giving you.
In other words… you will never be able to go “cold turkey” on quitting your sugar addiction unless you deal with the reason why you turn to sugar in the first place… And then REPLACE that need with something positive.
But I’m getting ahead of myself…
First you need to get clear on what sugar is doing to you, and why it is so addictive.
“Sugar” Means A Lot Of Different Things
Are you confused about sugar?
Have you heard that there are lots of different types of sugar? And that some might actually be good for you?
Well, your confusion around this area is not an accident. The food manufacturers use all kinds of code names to disguise sugar in your food.
They know that sugar tastes really good to the human taste buds and they try to add sugar to as many foods as possible because it will keep you coming back for more.
Pretty sneaky, huh?
But when you see “sugar” in the list of ingredients in the food you are about to eat, this is referring to what we think of as
table sugar. It’s that bright white, powdery sugar that you see at an old-fashioned diner or use for baking.
This table sugar looks all pretty and pristine white… and you probably have fond memories about the snow-white,
sugar-covered candy you ate when you were a kid…
But this sugar is a highly processed chemical.
It is not a food anymore at all.
Without getting into too much of the scientific detail about how they process it, it’s basically a super-concentrated carbohydrate.
They take out the sucrose (the natural sugar) from lots of sugar cane or sugar beets. About 70% of sugar today is made from sugar cane and 30% is made from sugar beets.
They strip away all of the fiber and vitamins and minerals… leaving only the sucrose (sugar) in an isolated form that would never be found in nature.
Now this super-high concentration of sucrose may come from a natural food, but when you throw away all the other components of the sugar cane or sugar beet – then it is no longer a natural food.
It is a man-made, processed food.
And that’s BEFORE they even add the extra chemicals to bleach it out to that bright white color, and the additives and preservatives they add to it to keep it from spoiling for years.
By the time it reaches the “table sugar” form that we all know and recognize, the sugar has gone through LOTS of different chemical processes.
Now how do you think your body responds to this table sugar when you eat it?
It’s the same as taking a hit off a crack pipe.
Nothing but a pure, chemical high. No nutrients. No vitamins. No nourishment.
Only a rush of super-concentrated carbohydrates and toxic chemicals hitting your blood system as soon as you eat it.
Sounds delicious doesn’t it?
I know, I know… and sugar has always seemed so innocent. It’s so pretty and even your grandmother gives it to you!
Well, don’t blame your grandmother. She was caught up in the brainwashing that table sugar is “sweet” just like the rest of us.
So now are you beginning to see why sugar makes you gain so much weight so quickly?
Think about it…
They have taken out the sucrose from who-knows how many sugar cane stalks or sugar beets, and concentrated all that sugar down into a single serving.
In order to get that much sugar in your body’s system at once, you would have to eat A LOT of those sugar canes or sugar beets.
When would you ever do that?
And even if you WERE to sit down and stuff yourself with sugar cane or sugar beets, you would at least be eating the fiber, and the antioxidants, and the vitamins, and minerals – all that good NUTRITION you get from eating whole, natural foods.
But when you eat table sugar, you are only getting the hit of sugar hitting your system… with NO NUTRITION along with it.
When this much sugar hits your system, your blood sugar spikes up way too high… so high that your body becomes desperate to bring your blood sugar levels back down again.
And it does this by storing fat.
I don’t have time to go into all the biology of how your body converts blood sugar (or glucose) into your fat cells, but let’s just say that you are training your body to do this EVERY time you eat table sugar.
And you can see that after years of this behavior, your fat cells will get bigger and bigger and bigger. And then when those fat cells are so big they can’t get any bigger, your body creates MORE fat cells.
And table sugar is not the worst offender… the mega foods industry has mainly replaced sugar with even MORE powerful super-sugars like high-fructose corn syrup.
These super-sugars have an even higher glycemic impact (triggers even MORE fat storage). And if you’ll notice that they are putting this in EVERYTHING from sodas, to