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WEANING YOURSELF OFF THE SWEET STUFF

WEANING YOURSELF OFF THE SWEET STUFF Sugar-containing foods mostly provide empty calories and offer few nutritional benefits. If you are concerned about your weight or want to prevent health problems, weaning off of sugar could help you lose inches and get healthier. Just like quitting smoking, cutting out sugar is easier said than done because of its addictive nature. When you consume sugar in cake, cookies, ice cream, sodas or yogurt, it activates the same brain regions as other addictive substances like cocaine. *Tip Going cold turkey is the best approach to break the addiction and start improving your health! Sugar in Your Diet Before weaning yourself off of sugar, look at your diet to identify where sugar hides in all the different foods and beverages you consume. Read food labels and look not only for the word sugar, but also for sucrose, glucose, dextrose, fructose, high-fructose corn syrup, honey, evaporated cane juice, fruit juice concentrates, molasses and agave syrup. [...]

By | June 25th, 2018|News|0 Comments

8 EASY WAYS TO CUT DOWN ON SUGAR

8 EASY WAYS TO CUT DOWN ON SUGAR 1. Read food labels. If you buy a lot of packaged and processed foods, it's important to read labels of every packaged item you buy. Cracking a sugar addiction is hard enough when cutting out the stuff that you already know is loaded with it. Learn to recognize sugar's sneaky aliases, like high fructose corn syrup, dried cane syrup, molasses, sucrose, dextrose, agave, honey, and maple syrup, to name a few. Manufacturers love to hide sugar in foods that you wouldn't think have it. Bread, pasta, yogurt, kefir, salad dressing, almond milk, and even ketchup can be loaded with sugar. If the carbohydrates look a little high, it probably has more sugar than you realize. Take time to look at the ingredients as well as the sugar content and make an effort to choose foods and brands that have zero added sugar. 6-9 grams of sugar is the appropriate amount, and your [...]

By | June 18th, 2018|News|0 Comments

ALL OR STEP BY STEP

A sugar-free diet is one that typically limits all sources of added sugar (like soda, snack bars and desserts, for example) and hidden sugar foods, and it sometimes also encourages a reduction in high-carbohydrate foods (like grains or fruits) that can still be healthy but do contain natural sugars. There are lots of benefits to consuming more satisfying, nourishing foods in sugar’s place, such as lean proteins and healthy fats. Some of the benefits of reducing your sugar intake in place of eating more whole foods include: • Help with losing weight and preventing obesity • Lowered risk for type 2 diabetes or prediabetes • Gaining more energy • Having more stable moods • Reduced risk for inflammatory digestive conditions, such as irritable bowel disease (IBD), Crohn’s disease, candida, IBS and intolerance to wheat/gluten or FODMAP foods — many also notice less constipation, diarrhea, stomach bloating or acid reflux • When sugar contributes to obesity, a sugar-free diet lowers risk [...]

By | June 11th, 2018|News|0 Comments

THE SUGAR CHALLENGE

Over the last year, sugar's effect on our health has been well documented in a constant stream of research. The sweet stuff is now food enemy number one and is to blame for far more than hyperactive children and tooth decay. This email is to inform you that we are launching a new challenge for our patients - The Sugar Challenge! We know how hard it is to cut sugar out so for the next 12 weeks you will be receiving one weekly article about how to completely avoid sugar in your diet. You are invited to give it a try! We offer support through our Facebook group. You are most welcome to join and tell us your struggles and steps to become sugar-free forever. Since it is a difficult challenge, we are going to be there for you to support every step of the way. When you join this support Facebook group, we hope you can also help us [...]

By | June 4th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Always explaining in terms that my children understand

I feel my family's needs are always met. Very courteous staff with great attention to detail. Always explaining in terms that my children understand, making a positive outcome possible. Very friendly staff.   Monika Graham

By | June 1st, 2018|News|0 Comments