I heard it a lot yesterday while I was seeing patients. The holidays presented several opportunities for many of you to re-engage your sugar habit. One piece of See's candy leads to another piece, and eventually before you know it you are craving sugar so bad even the greatest will power can't find fight it.
Well, I have GREAT NEWS for you! Craving sugar has NOTHING to do with willpower. Nothing! See, we've been taught that dieting is all about deprivation and mental strength. And while some of that may be true, the real trick to losing weight and staying healthy is getting your body to stop craving these harmful foods. Sound to good to be true?
Well, it's not. The key to kicking the sugar habit lies in your gut and your hormones. If you want to stop craving sugar, you have to repair these two systems. Here are my top 3 favorite ways to repair those systems and kick your sugar habit for good: