Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Vital Information on Eating Healthy For Sugar Addicts

Do you suffer from body tiredness, moodiness, and have headaches? Do you wonder why you can't lose weight? Do you get "the shakes" or afternoon low mid afternoon? It's time for a healthy eating schedule.

Eating something sweet relieves symptoms for about a half hour and then it's down in the dumps again! If this sounds like you-you may be a sugar addict. Frazzled food brings frazzled mood. These blood sugar ups and downs play havoc with your moods, your concentration and your general health. Hypoglycemia, diabetes, increased risk of cardiovascular disease and reduced immunity can be some of the outcomes. Take the quiz, then read on to discover tips to a healthier, more balanced, mind and body.

Are You A Sugar Addict? - Take the quiz and find out! Count one point for every Yes scored.

1. Each day you vow not to eat any more sugar, but you can't keep the promise.

2. You have a private stash of candy, chocolate or cookies.

3. At parties, you gravitate toward cakes or ice cream.

4. When you were a child, you were given treats for being good.

5. As a child, sugar was a major part of your day, through candy, chocolate milk and desserts.

6. Your breakfast is often a muffin or donut and coffee.

7. You add sugar to your coffee or tea.

8. Your breakfast is often a bowl of cereal and milk. If you read the label on the cereal box, the first or second ingredient is sugar.

9. Soda pop is consumed each day.

10. You feel euphoric after eating candy, but your mood plunges soon after.

11. (Bonus question!) You can live without sex, but can't live without chocolate!


· 1 -3 Yeses- You're starting to use sugar as a habit. Cut down before it's a habit you can't break. Make sure you're eating healthy nutrients.

· 4 - 7 You need sugar to get through a day. Find ways to substitute it for foods that contain healthy nutrients.

· 8- 11 You are A Sugar Addict and are heading for sick days. Reduce the amount of sugar in your diet. Eating healthy statistics are available from your local health department.