So first I want to thank everyone who has already purchased and received the Cut the Sugar book! I’m getting some amazing feedback and it’s so overwhelming to hear such great response to this book and my hard work! I love it when you take the time to say sweet things about the book – you just make my day! So please do let me know what you think – and if you can, I would also appreciate feedback on the Amazon site as well – I know it’s more time consuming but you will help out so many other people when they want to hear people’s thoughts on the book. And you’d also help me out so much too! Love you all! Big thank you!!
So welcome to Day 8 of the Cut the Sugar Challenge!
I hope you’ve been enjoying the first week of cutting out sugar – and it’s not so bad is it? That’s because my approach isn’t to sugar-detox BUT rather to get rid of the bad sugar to make room for healthier food + healthier sweets! So you still get to enjoy the sweet side of life!! :)
Today, we’re chatting about how powerful distraction is!
Sometimes when we crave sugar – we don’t even really need that sugar…. BUT we could be frustrated, stressed, or simply bored that our brain looks for ways to please itself! And sugar is very powerful – our brain knows this and it also knows it tastes great + boosts our mood instantly!!! So it becomes a natural habit (ahem, a natural evil habit) to reach for candy and chocolate and other junky sweet stuff!
But if you just find an activity that gets your mid off it – that’s powerful too!
What works for me is going for a walk or dancing around my kitchen with my baby girl!
If this doesn’t work 100% – don’t worry – just make sure you have a little bit of something of substance, like a 72% or higher chocolate square or two.
Remember, this isn’t a sugar-detox but a method to cut out the bad sugar and learn to deal with your cravings and habits in a healthier way. You shouldn’t feel deprived and tortured by the food choices you make – just look for better choices that are healthier so you actually benefit from! Makes sense? :)
But if you’re a complete sugar monster, that’s not very healthy either, so the best thing you can do is to add a bit of structure so you find balance and get into healthier habits. Aim to have less than 26 grams of sugar a day, that’s 6 teaspoons – and look for sugar with benefits like dark chocolate that’s loaded with antioxidants and a bit of caffeine to boost your energy or fresh fruit that’s loaded with vitamins and powerful antioxidants also!
I hope you’ll enjoy this challenge today ~ what’s your favourite activity you turn to when you want to boost your spirits sans sugar?
ps. remember to play along and share your photos of how you cut sugar the healthy way – and I reshare my favourites on social media.
Also, I love hearing your thoughts about the book, so be sure to send in your reviews and add your comments to Cut the Sugar book if you can. I will greatly appreciate it! love, ella