For many of us, sugar addict might be extreme. However, sugary foods are some of the most tempting foods available. Humans have an innate love of sugar, which explains why early humans gravitated toward them. Historically, sweeter foods were most likely to be the safest foods found in nature, while bitter foods, could be really good for you, but we’re also more likely to be toxic. Can you imagine being the first human to try a food, not knowing if it would make you sick, or worse? I always wonder who tried the first artichoke. Talk about a tricky food to navigate.
What are the biggest sugar addict temptations?
According to the American Heart Association, these are the major sources of added sugar:
- Soft drinks,
- fruit drinks,
- Dairy desserts (such as ice cream & sweetened yogurt),
- Sugar-laden grains (e.g. waffles and cinnamon rolls).
I will put my two cents in and say that I have observed coffee & energy drinks as being a major sugar source as well, especially true for those in early recovery from drugs and alcohol. Once upon a time, people drank black coffee with zero sugar, compared to the 30 grams of sugar we now add to our morning brew!
Reducing sugar cravings is not that easy. If you suffer from addiction and it’s effecting your diet, Casa Capri Recovery can help. Our licensed Therapists and Nutritionist can help you discover how to live a happy meaningful live without the addictive substances. Call 844-252-5221.
Melissa Holmes Goodmon is the founder and CEO of Casa Capri Recovery, a leading California addiction treatment center created just for women—by women. Melissa is a licensed clinician and has stayed on the cutting edge of women’s treatment since 2006. Because of her own beautiful recovery story, she is proud to be among a small group of trailblazers since founding Casa Capri Recovery for Women in 2011, leading the way for other women to join them in this otherwise male-dominated industry. She is considered an advocate for the recovery community in the truest sense, standing up to discrimination and legally fighting for the rights of sober people in recovery to live in peace. To learn more about advocacy or if you’ve experienced discrimination, you can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out casacaprirecovery.com for more information on our program, or please give us a call at 844-207-4880.