Overcoming a Sugar Addiction With Hypnosis

*Updated 12/13/2021*

Ahh, sugar. It makes life so much sweeter, doesn’t it? Maybe except sugar is killing all of us.  Sugar is responsible for a multitude of health issues including cancer, and of course, obesity.

Sugar has been on my mind a lot this week and then I watched the documentary “Fed Up”.  It’s on Netflix so watch it when you get the chance.  Watching it made me realize that it is time to do something about my own sugar addiction…and others.

Now, you might be in denial about having a sugar addiction. Sure, you might think you just have a sweet tooth.  Sure, you might just enjoy the occasional sweet.  Here is the huge problem- YOU ARE EATING MORE SUGAR THAN YOU REALIZE.

Here’s the thing, there is a lot of politics behind it (which I won’t go into now) but food companies are allowed to put basically as much sugar as they want in your food and they are allowed to hide it.  If you look at the nutritional facts on any food product, you will most likely see sugar listed in grams with no daily percent listed next to it.  There are reasons why but the bottom line is, it tricks your mind.  Think about it, if you are eating something with 40% of your daily allowance for Sodium, you would probably realize you need to watch you sodium intake for the rest of the day, right? When you don’t see the percent for sugar, it is a lot harder to realize how much sugar you have had. Plus, sugar is listed in grams. A lot of times, we are told that 6-9 teaspoons a day is all the sugar we should have. Okay quick, tell me how what percent of a teaspoon 4 grams is… Unless you work in the math field, you probably won’t be able to convert grams to teaspoons in a matter of seconds. My point is, this becomes another trick so you don’t realize how much sugar you are ingesting.

Next, sugar has so many names.  We all know by now about high fructose corn syrup.  The food companies realized that corn is cheaper than sugar so they will use corn syrup as much as they can.  According to Prevention magazine, there are 57 names sugar goes by on food labels! 57 names to look for on a label…. I can barely remember why I walked into an aisle let alone 57 names!

Another huge way we re getting tricked is by the Low Fat, No Fat, and Reduced Fat labels. When the fat is gone (or reduced), the food tastes awful.  Food companies will increase the amount of sugar to make up for it.  Please, stay away from these products at all costs.  Also, the chemical sugars are extra bad for you. Diet soda is one of the worst things you can drink.  If you want to stay healthy, avoid food products that say “diet” as well.

I can go on and on about the dangers and issues of sugar. The bottom line is, if you have been living in the United States for most or part of the last thirty years, you most likely have some sort of sugar addiction.

So, what can be done? Well, this is the hardest part. With all addictions, the best thing to do is avoid situations, places and people who remind you of your addiction. Okay great, lock yourself in your basement! Well, for most of us, this will not work when it comes to sugar.

  • The first thing to do is buy or make food with less sugar.  Avoiding processed food is great but can be hard for a large, busy family on a budget.
  • Don’t get overwhelmed. First, think about your eating and life habits.  Research what things you should change immediately.
  • Take baby steps.  You might only be able to make one change a week or even a month.  It’s okay!
  • Get this cookbook! I don’t make any money off of it or anything like that, I just really love this cookbook! 61QNTTyIrbL._SX369_BO1,204,203,200_

 These  methods that can work such as being in control of your own sweetener and avoiding foods high in sugar.  Sure, these methods might sound easy enough but the reality is, any change can be really hard to make without the right help.

Hypnosis battles sugar addiction in a way that nothing else can, through your mind.  Whether you need help reducing the amount of sugar you put in your coffee, choosing snacks that are less sugary or avoiding sugar as much as possible, hypnosis will help.

Working with a hypnotherapist, you can decide what will work best for you and your life style.  You can figure out your goals for dealing with sugar and accomplish it on your terms.  Quitting anything cold turkey is next to impossible, scary and usually does not work long term. Your sessions can be designed to help you break away from sugar at the pace that is comfortable for you.

You can live your sweetest life yet, without the added sugar

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Becka believes that true health comes from mind, spirit, and body health. She enjoys learning and developing her own life as she helps others. Becka utilizes hypnosis in a number of ways to help her clients the very best way possible.