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BEAT SUGAR ADDICTION NOW: 4 TYPES OF SUGAR ADDICTION

by Philemon kwizera, RN
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Are you a sugar addict? If the answer is yes, you are not alone. Food processors add 63.5 to 68 kg of sugar per person to our diets each year. Another 18 % of our calories come from white flour, white rice, white oats (which acts a lot like sugar in our bodies), it is not surprising that we have become a nation of sugar addicts.

Like many other addictive substances, sugar may leave you feeling a bit better for a few hours, but then it wreaks havoc on your body, in this session, you will learn the four main types of sugar addicts. In each type, there are different forces driving the addiction, and in all four types the excess sugar leaves people feeling much worse overall, By treating the underlying causes that are active in your type of addiction, you will find that not only do your sugar craving go away, but you also feel dramatically better.

TYPE 1 SUGAR ADDICTION

Type 1 sugar addicts are addicted to energy drinks, coffee and/or soft drinks containing caffeine. The basic ingredients in most energy drinks are sugar and caffeine, when this mixture of empty calories hits your system and your blood sugar rises, you get an immediate energy boost. Unfortunately, one to three hours later, you feel even more fatigued than before. You also crave more sugar

WHAT DOES A TYPICAL TYPE 1 SUGAR ADDICT LOOK LIKE

If you are a type 1 sugar addict, you are always on the run, you may find it difficult to stick to a regular exercise program, if you are not fueling yourself with unhealthy energy drinks (including coffee and caffeinated soft drinks), you may find you lack the endurance for a good workout.

  • Typical type 1 sugar addicts eat on the run because they just don’t have enough time to sit for a real meal. You do eat, you tend to reach for fast foods, especially foods that contain fat, salt and sugar
  • Type 1 addicts experienced acid reflux and indigestion due to eating the wrong foods and eating on the run
  • Constipation also is a problem, when you don’t eat foods with fibre, and load up on sugar instead, the trans time that food is in your digestive system releases toxins and putrefy in the digestive tract.
  • Insomnia is a common issue for type 1 sugar addicts, obviously, if you don’t get enough sleep you won’t have much energy, and you will be more likely to reach for energy drinks to fuel your sugar addiction during the day.

TYPE 2 SUGAR ADDICTION

Type 2 sugar addicts are constantly reacting to stressful stimuli in the environment, which activates the adrenal glands to produce the stress handler hormones cortisol and epinephrine (adrenaline).

WHAT DOES A TYPICAL TYPE 1 SUGAR ADDICT LOOK LIKE

  • If you have a small problem, your thinking and behaviour expand into an overwhelming one, when you feel burned out by stress and other people’s demands, you reach for sugar.
  • Type 2 sugar addicts are usually people-pleasers who routinely put others’ needs before their own, you won’t rest until the people you are trying to please are happy, or their difficulties are solved. Instead of taking a break when you feel fatigued, you down some sugar.
  • Type 2 sugar addicts tend to be women, being a mom and homemaker was once considered a demanding, full-time job, you are stressed out and feel like you are always running: running kids to soccer practice, running the household, and running a business. After that, you reach for a sugar fix to artificially pump up your tired adrenal glands
  • If you are a type 2 sugar addict, you may that you can no longer fit into your skinny jeans, that’s because every time the adrenals kick in insulin is released, telling the body to store more fat,

TYPE 3 SUGAR ADDICTION

A type 3 sugar addict needs sugar fixes regularly, from morning to night. The type 3 sugar addict noshes on doughnuts, cookies, cake, biscuits, and other sweets. Without knowing, it, however, when you feed yourself sugar, you are also feeding the yeast in your body, No we are not talking about the type that you use to make bread rise, we are talking candida albicans, the type that grows in your digestive system from fermenting sugar and carbs.

WHAT DOES A TYPICAL TYPE 1 SUGAR ADDICT LOOK LIKE

  • Your life revolves around sugar, someone mentions sweets and your eyes light up, you eat sugar all day long.
  • A type 3 sugar addicts often feel fatigued; you may even have chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia.
  • If you are a3 type 3 sugar addict, you frequently complain about sinusitis or postnasal drip and regularly run to the doctor for antibiotics to treat what you think is a sinus infection.
  • You also have problems with your digestion, such as gas, bloating, diarrhoea and or constipation, and irritable bowel syndrome. Because sugar and yeast have a symbiotic relationship, Yeast grows from the fermenting sugars in your body. Yeast also seems to possess a special power to force you to give them what they want.

TYPE 4 SUGAR ADDICTION

Hormones are a critical part of your body’s communication and control system. For this reason, hormone deficiencies or even imbalances can weak havoc with your physical and emotional wellbeing. If you have a deficiency of estrogen, progesterone, and/or testosterone (if you are a woman) or testosterone (if you are a man), you are likely to crave sugar. That is because when these hormone levels are low, you become sad, even depressed. You start craving sugar as your body tries to raise its level of serotonin, the happiness molecule.

WHAT DOES A TYPICAL TYPE 1 SUGAR ADDICT LOOK LIKE

  • If you are a woman, your hormones get out of whack and make you particularly volatile emotionally before and during your menstrual period, you feel tired, irritable and cranky, and you crave sugar.
  • If you are in peri-menopause or menopause, you have hot flashes, fatigue, mood swings, headaches, and intense sugar cravings.
  • If you are a man older than 45, you may experience a hormonal imbalance called andropause, hen testosterone levels decline, causing you to crave sugar. If this sounds like you, you are probably a type 4 sugar addict.

Low estrogen levels in perimenopause and menopause affect the production of the “happiness molecule” serotonin, when deficient can trigger depression and sugar cravings. in the short term, eating sugar raises serotonin levels and makes you feel happier. this occurs because as the sugar raises insulin, the insulin drives many amino acids (proteins)into your muscles, but not tryptophan, leaving more tryptophan free to into the brain to make serotonin.

THANK YOU FOR READING, WE HOPE YOU ENJOY THIS SESSION, LET’S MEET HERE NEXT TIME WITH THE SOLUTIONS.

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