Why Avoid Sugar

breathe in new life

If you want to experience true joy, feel alive, and shine like the star you are meant to be, then you will want to ditch sugar, asap.

We all love a sweet treat now and then…well, some of us more frequently than others.  Sugar lifts our moods, gives us energy, and makes us feel alive, but then almost immediately does the opposite. Its feel-good affects are fleeting, leaving us with more problems than satisfaction:

sluggishness, skin problems, weight issues, chronic diseases, hormonal issues, more cravings, faster aging, adrenal fatigue, irritability and short tempers…

This is because sugar raises blood glucose levels quickly, which in turn raises insulin levels to keep the blood sugar in check.  And while we need insulin to keep us functioning, too much of a good thing can go sour.  Keep in mind that your body only needs a teaspoon of sugar at any time, and any more than a tablespoon floating around and your days are over on this planet.

Fortunately, you have a choice in the matter. By simply reducing sugar you can improve your mood, help to slow down aging (less wrinkles over time!), increase your overall energy, lose weight, and sport clearer skin. Don’t tell me none of this is appealing – I know it is!

But eliminating sugar goes beyond the mental clarity, health and beauty benefits.  Ditching sugar is oddly enough one of those things that can almost immediately increase your self worth.  You find new found respect for your body and your life.  I’ve seen it many times. The combination of saying no, of eliminating sweet toxins, and of establishing boundaries for your health has the ability to breathe in new life.

I encourage you to try it.  Give it two weeks, and watch a whole new shine arise in your face, in your step, and in your heart.

Need more reasons? Here are 142 of them: http://swtshine.com/2012/09/25/142-reasons-sugar-ruins-your-health/

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