You’ve heard it…I know you have.
The worst advice—ever!
Doctors say it.
Nutritionists say it.
Personal trainers say it.
Click on the video to see how this one piece of advice may be sabotaging your weight loss goals.
P.S. I also reveal the most disgusting thing I’ve ever done with food.
It’s not pretty. I’m embarrassed by it.
But it’s important to share because if you struggle like me I want you to know you’re not alone.
Hey it’s Mariah from mariahdolan.com and today we’re talking about the phrase that sends shivers down my spine.
Everything in Moderation
Here’s the deal.
“Everything in Moderation” doesn’t work for addicts. If it did, they wouldn’t be addicts!
The food we consume, especially sugar, acts like a drug. It triggers many of the same physiological responses and has the same addictive effects as things we traditionally classify as “drugs”. Sugar doesn’t carry the same stigma as things like alcohol, nicotine, prescription and street drugs.
What we consume has the ability to enact massive changes in our bodies. Diseases like diabetes and cancer have been cured by changes in diet. On the other hand, diet can cause those same diseases.
The human body does use sugar as fuel. It’s the excessive consumption of refined sugar that’s causing us problems.
Sugar isn’t just for cookies anymore, it’s in your 100% whole wheat bread, your probiotic yogurt, and even your “light” salad dressing.
There are many people that eat healthy, but little do they know they’re still consuming too much sugar.
Today’s studies now claim that sugar may be just as addictive as cocaine.
So if you’re a sugar addict you can’t have just one cookie. Or one piece of candy, right? Because if you do, you’ll start tearing the house apart like a Tazmanian devil scrounging for more.
I can say this because I’m the biggest sugar addict I’ve ever known. I know how it feels. Just one taste of sugar and I tear the house down looking for more.
If you’ve read my book you know I’ve gone as far as pulling cake out of the garbage and eating it. Eeeeewwww!
Now does that sound like somebody who has a healthy relationship with sugar?
It means I can’t have it. My body just can’t handle it.
Look at it this way…
Would you ever dream of saying to an alcoholic, “Come on, you can have just one drink.”
Of course not, right? Alcoholics, smokers, cocaine addicts can’t have just one. It sets off an avalanche of addiction once again.
If you’re one of the lucky ones who has no food addictions, then the motto everything in moderation may work fine for you.
But if you struggle with physical and psychological food addictions, and you know who you are because you didn’t bat an eyelash when I told you I pulled cake out of the garbage, “everything in moderation” is the worst advice.
Because you’ll never. Get. Ahead.
I don’t think we ever really conquer addictions. I think we learn to manage them. Just because I don’t eat sugar anymore, doesn’t mean that I’m no longer a sugar addict. All it would take is a couple bites of cake or a snack sized candy bar to send me screaming into our local bakery.
If you struggle with sugar addiction, PLEASE let me know in the comments below so that I know I’m not alone. And while you’re there, give me your best tip on staying the course.
Cheers to your health,