QUITTING SUGAR IS HARD WORK
Those sugar cravings are intense. They are more than you can handle at times. On a bad day, it’s easier to give in and eat that candy bar instead of remaining irritable and tired. Unfortunately, that candy bar high only lasts so long before you need another. Sugar addiction is a real condition that affects the daily lives of people everywhere.
A SUGAR DETOX FOR ALL SHAPES AND SIZES
If you are ready to take control and not be a slave to sugar, then you need to set boundaries for yourself. When quitting sugar, a way to accomplish this is to create an external coral – a physical reminder of what you need to do. Corralling makes it easy to actually see your limit.
If you want to eat a half-cup portion of food, put it in a half cup bowl. Bowls are corrals. They act as an external boundary to let you know exactly how much you can eat. Ultimately, you reduce the amount you take in when your portion is limited to the bowl size.
Your stomach can vary in size depending on the volume you put in it. A large stomach can hold large amounts of food making you want to eat more and more to feel full. Corralling is a restriction method that makes an external boundary where an internal boundary doesn’t exist.
HOT LITTLE DISH
Go find a bowl. Find a cute bowl that you will enjoy looking at and that feels substantial. Then eat from your “hot little dish”. When you want to go for another serving, don’t. Stick to your coral.
If you do plan to splurge and go beyond that half-cup, then give yourself a 24-hour advance notice. You can go beyond the bowl when it’s not a compulsive action done in the moment. Whatever your plan is at that specific time, stick with that plan. Don’t let your sugar cravings guide you.
Quitting sugar gets harder before it gets easier. A sugar detox takes you out of your comfort zone. With the support of Sugar-Zen, take control and be strong. Learn how to beat your sugar addiction with the guidance of our R.E.S.P.E.C.T. program. You can do it.