8 Ways to Get Rid of Those Awful Sugar Cravings

Why do we crave sugar?  Is it the influence of all the advertising of sugary goodies?  Could it be a bad reward mechanism, perhaps one that started in childhood?  Do food manufacturers deliberately design their products to be addictive or do their products really just taste so good (without the alternative motive of addiction) that you simply cannot live if you don’t have more?  Or, are sugar cravings just a natural thing?  All is not lost, we have the ability to curb those sugar cravings.  I am going to tell you why you have those cravings and exactly what you can do to kick’em to the curb.

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To Eat or Not to Eat Gluten. My Experience with Gluten Sensitivity.

Gluten Free
Gluten Free?

Before getting into my experience with gluten sensitivity let’s talk very briefly about what gluten is, its sources, possible symptoms and how it causes problems.

What is gluten? 

Gluten is a sticky protein and its subset gliadin is what is harmful to some people.

Sources

It’s mainly found in wheat, barley and rye.  It is also found in oats but the gluten Continue reading “To Eat or Not to Eat Gluten. My Experience with Gluten Sensitivity.”

Exercise lately?

ExerciseExercise….Get Up and Move Your Body!

Whenever I tell non-runners that I am a long distance runner I can see that they want to roll their eyes. The thought is that it’s sooooo boring.  I’m often told that it’s harsh on the knees and eventually will lead to injury….and it’s sooooo boring.  Running is not the only exercise in the world that gives you a great cardio workout but the fact is if you don’t get up off your butt and move your body you will definitely increase the chances of getting that knee injury without any running involved at all.

There are a gazillion studies proving that exercise promotes good health.  This is not earth shattering information.  Yet I hear excuses upon excuses all the time for not exercising.  Then what is most bewildering is that in the same breath I hear “geez I really need to lose some weight”, while guzzling down a giant sized bran muffin with a double double Tim Hortons coffee.  It takes a lot of control not to slap these people out of their silliness.   Get up and exercise!…and throw away the bran muffin too.
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Partially Hydrogenated Oils – What can they do for you?

Partially Hydrogenated OilsIt is truly fantastic how easy it is to access information. Information is literally at our fingertips. The information on hydrogenation of oils is abundant and its serious debilitating effects on the human body are undeniable. Numerous studies have been done on the hydrogenation of oils.  All of these studies produce the same results yet still many people are either unaware of the dangers of hydrogenation, or are aware and stupidly choose to ignore the warnings.    This is unfathomable because the information is clear – studies prove that partially hydrogenated oils are UNHEALTHY.

Facts on Hydrogenation You Should Know:

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Almond Milk – It gets a bad rap, but should it?

 
Almond Milk gets a bad rap, but should it?

 

You know all those Got Milk ads right? I like them.  I wish they would say Got Almond Milk?  I don’t normally drink cow’s milk but the vision of a glass milk just appeals to me.  It always looks so refreshing and healthy.  It tastes great and has lots of nutrients.  I would probably give my kid cow’s milk if I had one (not chocolate milk which has too much added sugar).  Instead of cow’s milk I drink cashew milk or almond-coconut milk….the store bought kind.  Now herein lies the problem….. Continue reading “Almond Milk – It gets a bad rap, but should it?”