April 14, 2022
Easter is coming, and if your house is anything like my house, that means that the Easter Bunny is on his way with lots of sweet treats for the whole family to enjoy.
While some people are excited for Eater treats, many people get very nervous to have additional chocolate and sugar in the house. Sugar is often demonized as the root of all of our health issues, but is it? Sugar is our body's primary fuel source. Every food we eat is broken down into sugar in order for our cells (including muscle and brain cells) to function normally.
When we try and remove a single nutrient like sugar from our diet, it actually increases our desire for it. Then when you do "give in" and eat sweets, you may not be able to control yourself. While I wouldn't recommend eating sweets as your primary source of nutrients (you can try it, it would probably be a good learning experience, but you may not feel very good), normalizing sweets in the house can actually reduce your cravings for them and allow you to feel more in control. In fact, people who allow themselves to eat sweets when they want, without shame or judgement, are often better at managing their intake and are satisfied with less because it's always available.
Looking to feel more in control around sweet treats this Easter:
If you feel out of control eating sweets at first, this is normal. When your body gets used to the idea that sweets will be available whenever you want, your desire for them decreases and you can make a conscious decision to eat them rather than unconsciously devouring them just because they're there.
If you're feeling like there's no way you could feel ok around sweets, or you're not sure how to work through this on your own, I can help. Book your free 15-minute call with me and let's chat about how it would feel for you to reign in your sugar craving and feel more comfortable around all food.
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