How many times have you felt temptation when it comes to food? You want the dessert but “Know you shouldn’t.” I’m going to assume there have been many instances. Sitting down to write this blog for you, my goal is to equip you with the tools to feel confident in a situation of temptation. Before we can get there, however, it’s weighing on my heart that food has the ability to make you feel as though you’ve done something wrong by eating it. That is temptation after all, isn’t it?
This is the dieting mentality showing up. We have been conditioned to label foods as “Good,” or “Bad.” Using phrases as “Don’t eat that, that’s bad for you.” What if however, we took the labels away? What if a food was neutral? Here is the thing, it’s...
Did you know that when we eat sugar we have the same brain response as activities linked to addiction? It's true! When we consume sugar the brain releases dopamine which is a neurotransmitter associated with reward, pleasure, and happiness. It increases our motivation, including the motivation to seek out foods which give us a sense of happiness. HELLO SUGAR CRAVINGS!
When we think of sugar, sure we think of sweets and candy, cakes, pie, and baked good but sugar is more common than just in your morning doughnut or afternoon ice cream treat!
Below is a list of common places sugar is HIDING in your daily routines:
Sports drinks, energy drinks, smoothies, juices, sodas, sweet teas, fruit drinks.
2. Candy and Desserts
Cakes, cookies, pies, and baked goods such as pastries, doughnuts, brownies etc.
3. Cereals and MANY Breakfast Foods
Pre-make flavored oatmeal, frozen muffins, pancakes, waffles, yogurts and other dairy products.
4. Protein/Granola Bars, dried...