Updated: Jun 3, 2020
Have you ever started a weight loss challenge or weight loss plan and the first thing you think of is, how much sugary foods need to be eaten or thrown away?
I know I do every time!
For this post we are going to cover why attacking the sugary foods may not be the right fix to losing weight.
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For many of us the sight of a freshly glazed doughnut can feel like falling in love and coming home to a pack of unopened cookies can feel like the adult version of Christmas morning.
There’s something about sugar that hooks us and keeps reeling us in again and again.
Whether we like it or not sugar has a major hold on us. If you’re reading this it’s highly likely you understand, and have first-hand experience, of this allure.
Sugar isn’t just confectionary, it’s compulsion; there is no such thing as stopping after “just one.”
I mean, if one is good, more is better.
At least that’s what it feels like with the sweet stuff.
Reasons for Craving Sugar
We are given many reasons for our sugar cravings: pleasure-seeking brain circuits, intestinal parasites, mineral deficiencies, malnutrition, habitual behavior, unbalanced diets, too much salt, buried emotional issues, lack of sleep, stress.... and my favorite, lack of discipline.
We are not at a loss for reasons for our addiction to sugar, yet knowing isn’t enough to change us or our behavior.
If knowing was enough we would all be winning gold medals and gold stars in every area of our life.
If anything, knowing just makes it feel worse... we know better so why aren’t we doing better?
Knowing becomes just another reason for us to feel bad about ourselves. The next step to knowing is to try and do something about it.
Making the Plans
We take matters into our own hands and attempt to turn our sugar-loving switch from on to off.
This is not a painless process, and just when we feel we’re making ground something happens to throw us off and we’re on a mission to hunt down any sugar we can find and we are back at the start. When we decide to target our sugar dependency, we attack the sugar itself, we clear the pantry, empty the house of all products and declare sugar the enemy.
And this is fine... except it doesn’t work.
When we create an action plan like this, we’re a few steps too far ahead and facing the wrong direction.
We don’t address what’s really happening.
The key: target the true problem, not the side-effect of the problem.
And sugar cravings are the side-effect, they’re the symptom of the real problem, and treating symptoms never makes the problem resolve.
The only way to create true, long-standing change is to address the root cause.... otherwise you’re just wasting your time and prepping yourself for another future sugar-binge. What is the root cause?
When leptin resistance occurs in our body we have a malfunctioning system.
This malfunction will produce troublesome symptoms.
Not only does leptin resistance increase hunger but it creates cravings!
That’s a recipe for disaster!
Not only will you be hungry but you’ll be hankering after the worst foods imaginable. We may have blamed everything else under the sun for our inability to stop reaching for the next cookie... everything but leptin resistance.
If you want to see real movement and change you’ll need to target leptin resistance and do something to “fix” it. Leptitox is just the way to address the growing problem of leptin resistance, since it has been created to target and address it.
Check out this video explaining Leptitox and how it's blend of 22 carefully selected herbs, amino acids and vitamins have the ability to help your body address the real cause of leptin resistance.
It will change everything you thought you knew about weight loss.
I look forward to hearing and seeing your results of being able to resolve your sugar cravings and aid you in your weight loss journey.
Until next time,