I spent nearly my entire life addicted to sugar and carbs. If you can imagine the most passionate cookie, chocolate, pasta, and bread lover ever- then you’d be imagining yours truly.
Now also imagine someone who was constantly hungry, ate nearly around the clock, and was tired and lethargic like nobody’s business. Also yours truly.
During my sugar and carb frenzies, I felt out of control and powerless. I know now that this is the story of nearly 80% of our society.
The cliff notes on sugar is that science has found it to be eight times more addicting than cocaine.
That’s right, sugar produces greater pleasure sensations than cocaine.
Holy hell, no wonder sugar is so hard to say no to.
Okay, so I’m all about solutions. What can you do to get yourself out of this cycle of eating all the sugar and carbs? By the way, when I say carbs I’m referring to the white processed kind of carbs. Think pasta, bread, and anything with white sugar.
First, make sure you’re filling your plate with smart foods- protein, fiber (vegetables), and fat (P+F+F) at your meals. This will help balance your blood sugar. If you’re eating smart (P+F+F) AND eating processed carbs (the white stuff like bread, pasta, and sugar), the cravings will still be there.
So for now, skip the white stuff. (When your cravings are under control for a while, you can experiment to see if you can have some now and then without a major setback.)
When you feel a craving come up, eat a small bit of pure fat. (Like my Peanut Butter Craving Busters, for example.) Fat coats the stomach and satiates cravings. Depending on where you are in the process, you might need to do this for a week or two.
I assure you, if you’re eating smart (Protein, Fiber, and Fat) throughout the day and not still binging on sugar and excess processed carbs, the cravings will dissipate.
Onward and upward my friend. Go get those sugar cravings!
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- ½ cup coconut oil
- ½ cup peanut butter (no sugar added)
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tsp vanilla
- pinch of salt
- Put the coconut oil and peanut butter in a saucepan on the stove
- When the coconut oil is melted, turn off the heat
- Add the cinnamon, vanilla, and salt.
- Whisk until combined
- Put 1 Tablespoon of the mixture in a parchment lined mini muffin tin or pour into an 8x8 baking dish
- Freeze for 4 hours. Store in the freezer.
- If using the baking dish, you'll have a block of peanut butter craving busters. Break it up into small pieces and store in an air tight container in the freezer.