Can we control our sugar cravings permanently? The answer is an absolute YES!

The most important aspect of our health is determined by the foods we choose to eat. We are in the midst of the greatest health care crisis to hit the modern western world – obesity. What is even more concerning is the fact that it is now projected that over 30 percent of the next generation will develop diabetes sometime in their life. Many of us are dying and suffering needlessly because of lack of knowledge. How we choose to live our lives is a major factor in determining not only the length of our lives, but also our quality of life.

The highly processed foods we are consuming today are one of the main reasons we are facing the obesity and diabetes epidemics.

In 1981, Dr. David Jenkins released a study where he compared blood sugar levels following the ingestion of a particular carbohydrate to those following the ingestion of a control food (glucose). From the resulting differences in blood sugar levels emerged the concept of the “glycemic index.” He gave glucose a glycemic index of 100 and all other foods tested were indexed based on how much they raised blood sugar. His finding were shocking because he found that complex carbohydrates like bread, rice, cereals and potatoes actually spiked our blood sugar much faster than table sugar.

Further studies have revealed that 85 to 90 percent of the carbohydrates that adults and children are eating today in the U.S. and Canada are highly processed and high-glycemic which has led us to repeatedly spike our blood sugar and eventually become much less sensitive to our own insulin. Therefore, the insulin resistance that has developed because our poor diet and lack of physical activity is the primary reason we are living in an obesity epidemic. In addition, studies have also shown that 25 percent of the adult population has full-blown insulin resistance and another 25 percent are well on their way of developing it. For the medical community has defined this type of health problems as the “metabolic syndrome.” These individuals develop high blood pressure, increased blood clotting, significant weight gain and are at high risk of developing heart disease and diabetes.

Unfortunately, when this occurs, you not only begin aging much faster than you should, but you also gain an unusual amount of weight around your middle that you just can’t lose. You start holding on to fat like a sponge holds on to water. This is all the result of an underlying resistance to your own insulin.

How to take control of your sugar cravings permanently?

The way I started was with this 5 DAY RESET program that RESETS your body metabolically so you get off the sugar roller coaster. For further information please visit

Then I learned to prepare meals that contain good, low-glycemic carbohydrates along with good fats and proteins. When you combine a healthy diet with a modest exercise program and high quality nutritional supplements, you give yourself the absolute best chance of protecting your health and maintaining a healthy weight.

Here are my:

1. Choose low glycemic foods when planning meals and eating snacks.
2. Get plenty of fiber with your meals to help keep blood sugar stable.
3. Drink plenty of water, and avoid sodas and sugary juice drinks.
4. Make sure you get plenty of protein with every meal.
5. Take a good quality vitamin and mineral supplement.
6. Get at least 15-20 minutes of vigorous exercise every day.

Learning about sugar sensitivity and sugar addiction will give you a new perspective that takes away the negative thoughts you have about your eating.

You will understand that your body chemistry responds to sugars and certain carbohydrates (such as bread, cereal, soda, pasta, rice) differently than other people's.

Good news - you can start making sense of your patterns of behavior today!

Learn about sugar sensitivity and join us for the 5 Day RESET program and be supported every step of the way!

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Author's Bio: 

Natalie Diroma is a Certified Fitness Therapist and Certified Tennis Professional/Consultant USPTA-P1 and PTR-P1)for over 20 years.
She is a Conscious Body Coach.
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