LIFESTYLE by Kayla D’Aloia
As a naturopath, I am constantly hearing my clients say that their cravings for sugar are stronger than them. Believe it or not, there are ways to train yourself to eat less sugar. First and foremost, you just need to cut down. The more you cut down, the less you will crave it. Moreover, when you do cut down and go back to the sweet junk you used to love so much, you’ll notice how much more sensitive you become to the sugar. I noticed this after simply switching from regular peanut butter to organic peanut butter. I immediately taste the sugar as soon as my tongue gets hold of regular peanut butter. It actually tastes like sweet plastic. Now if I felt this way with peanut butter, you can imagine how difficult it has become for me to eat a chocolate bar for example. My body simply refuses it!
I always tell my clients after our first consultation that eventually they will look at food differently (and believe me, it’s in the best way possible). There is only one catch – it takes time. We are all different so for some it may take 3 weeks in order to re-train their taste buds and for others it can take 2 months or more, so consistency is absolutely key. Now many of you might say you love your junk from time to time (or all the time) and I’ll never judge – I too love my pasta, pizza, and gelato. However, there is simply no food (or junk rather, can’t call it food) that will give me the same satisfaction that I have every single morning waking up feeling light with full energy and vitality. So I enjoy those foods at a minimal and make the best healthy meals – so good that I literally look forward to each of my meals every day.
Start eating real food at each meal, skip out on the sugar, and watch your health and body transform. The goal is to feel and look your best in this one life to live!