How do you feel after eating? Do you most often feel light and nourished or heavy and sluggish?
Before you take your next meal, tune in with yourself and see how you feel, physically, emotionally and mentally. Write it down in your journal, and then scan your energy again about an hour after your meal.
It’s a quick and easy way to make the connection between how you eat and how you feel, and a first step to uncover your unique eating blueprint.
There is no one diet for everyone, and discovering how to eat to experience thriving health, at all levels, is a journey that is as unique as you are.
However, if there is one thing that has a general negative effect on the health and vibration, it is refined sugars.
Refined sugars are addictive
White sugar, corn syrup, as well as all artificial sweeteners are now recognized to create a real dependency effect on the physical level (studies found that “intermittent access to sugar can lead to behavioral and neurochemical changes that resemble the effects of a substance of abuse”).
Don’t beat yourself up if you are struggling to stop eating sugar then. The addictive effect is as real as the withdrawal symptoms when you quit. Fortunately, there are strategies and healthy replacements that will help you set yourself free, once and for all.
Refined sugars deplete your body from nutrients
A daily dose of sugar acidifies the body’s pH levels. For your body to thrive, it needs to tend to alkalinity. Therefore, it will try to compensate for an acidic terrain by drawing minerals from its reserves. To protect the blood, for example, it will need to draw calcium from bones and teeth, damaging them on the long run.
Refined sugars lower your vibration
Being totally void of nutrients and heavily processed, refined sugars are “dead” food and vibrate at a very low level. Hence, when you eat them, they lower your own vibration, affecting your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health, jamming your intuition and dimming your Light.
Now, the question is, how do you quit sugar?
Here are my top tips for curbing sugar cravings:
- Stay hydrated. Often times when we crave sweets or food, we are thirsty more than we are hungry. Drink a glass of water and see how you feel after.
- Make sure you’re getting enough protein and healthy fats to keep you feeling satisfied throughout the day.
- Use Cardamom and Fennel essential oils on your throat chakra or smell them whenever you have sweet cravings.
- Try the snacks provided in this guide. There are quick snack ideas, as well as delicious detox-approved recipes.
- Have some low-glycemic (sugar) fruits, like berries, green apples, and grapefruit.
- Add root vegetables, figs or dates to your diet, which will provide you with natural sweet
- Sprinkle cinnamon on fruit, in your smoothie or in your coffee substitute. It tastes delicious and is known to satisfy a sweet tooth craving.
- Eat a handful of raw almonds every morning. You might be surprised how this preventive habit can help you reduce sugar cravings later in the day.
- Do something you love that doesn’t involve food – often, what we really need is food for the Soul, not just the belly.
Love and Light,