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Sugar, Addiction, and Fake Positive Thinking: Make the Connection

Sugar Addiction, Fake Positive Thinking, and Your Physical and Spiritual Health

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Sugar addiction runs rampant in our modern society

“You have chosen poorly.”

- The Knight in Raiders of the Lost Ark

“O hell! what have we here?
A carrion Death, within whose empty eye
There is a written scroll! I’ll read the writing.
All that glitters is not gold;
Often have you heard that told:
Many a man his life hath sold
But my outside to behold:
Gilded tombs do worms enfold.
Had you been as wise as bold,
Young in limbs, in judgment old,
Your answer had not been inscroll’d:
Fare you well; your suit is cold.”

- William Shakespeare

All that glitters is not gold. But if it is glittering, it sure looks like gold when we are living in a culturally conditioned haze.

In order to determine if something is REAL gold, we have to look beneath its superficial taste or appeal to its REAL effect.

All our lives, we have been conditioned to chase after idols. What is an idol? Look at the billboards you see as you drive on the highway or walk through a city. Pretty much everything advertised on a billboard is an idol. Pretty much everything advertised in a fashion magazine is an idol.

Sex, cute babies, Halloween costumes, tropical vacations, “beautiful” bodies, the latest “convenience,” the new trendy fashions, luscious-looking glazed donuts, those sky-high stilettos, that new leather jacket, that shiny sports car, that sparkling engagement ring, a hamburger teeming with cheese, bacon, and sauce.

Oh, it all LOOKS so delicious … We are so certain if we just have that next gold ring … THEN we will be happy. THEN we will have achieved our purpose in life. THEN we will feel good. THEN we will have all the approval of our friends and family.

When the truth is … all we are looking at on those billboards and tabloids and fashion magazines … is our own death. Chasing idols leads to one place and one place only … death’s door.

All that glitters is not gold.

The Horrific Health Consequences of Sugar Addiction

And so it is with sugar. Over the past few days, I spent many hours researching sugar and sugar addiction. I learned about our epidemic levels of diabetes. I learned how many foods we don’t think of as “sugar” actually ARE sugar in disguise. These would include white rice, breakfast cereals, white bread, most wheat breads, and a wide range of other foods that many people consider to be “healthy” and a normal part of their diet.

Most people have no idea the vast quantities of sugar they are consuming, and the horrible effects on our health:

Sugar is as addictive as cocaine, and causes obesity, diabetes, cancer and heart disease

Look more deeply, my friends. All that glitters is not gold.

But that’s not all. Even if you’re not diabetic, are you aware of what sugar is doing in your body? It tastes so good going in, and it turns out to be so toxic after consumption. Sugar is apparently responsible for a great deal of the inflammatory illnesses that people are suffering. Which are also epidemic in our culture.

“In 2009, more than 50 percent of all Americans consume one-half pound of sugar PER DAY—translating to a whopping 180 pounds of sugar per year!”

- The 76 Dangers of Sugar Addiction

Sugar Addiction Is About More Than Just Sugar: Giving Up All Idols

sugar addiction sex

They say orgasm acts like heroin in the brain – is sex another form of white sugar?

The more research I did, the more I began to see sugar as a SYMBOL of everything that is wrong with our society right now. Including all the fake positive thinking.

Everyone wants the instant gratification of sugar addiction. “Oh it’s too hard to eat organic and vegan and sugar-free. So here, let me eat another sickly sweet donut. Or another plateful of high-glycemic white rice. Gotta get my fix. I’m a junkie.”

“Oh it’s too hard to delve into my shadow self and face and heal the ugliest parts of myself. So I’ll just engage in more of this fake positive thinking and hope if I ignore my problems … they’ll just go away. Oh, and I’ll surround myself with people who tell me what I want to hear instead of challenging me to go deeper.”

Yea right now it is a bit of a challenge to give up sugar addiction. Because pretty much every restaurant in the Western world is adding refined sugar, processed grains, and animal products to EVERYTHING. The powers that be can’t be bothered to spend the extra money on organic food because consumers demand “cheap.”

It tastes good and it’s pure poison, my friends.

Meat is poison too. “Oh that bacon tastes so good.” How good does it taste when you learn it is clogging your arteries and destroying our planet?

How to Become Insulin Resistant the Paleo Way

White Sugar in the World of “Self-Improvement.”

And pretty much everything in the world of transformation is all about fake positive thinking. Don’t want to do the real work of EFT tapping? No problem, we have the fast food equivalent of EFT tapping. It won’t really solve anything but hey speed and convenience are more important than anything else right?

Don’t want to face any of your demons with EFT tapping? No problem. Join the Positive EFT movement and you won’t have to face anything. Fake positive thinking. White sugar. It’s so popular. Everyone will love you … and … it’s white sugar. It has no nutritional value and is poisoning you with each step.

Don’t want to do the hard work in your relationships to heal your core issues? No problem. There are plenty of women out there who will give you the equivalent of white sugar. Fake happiness. Skin-deep “beauty.” Superficial social status. Oh she will even say “happiness is eating beef barbecue.” Look a little closer, my friend. She’s equating happiness to death. And that is the truth of who she is.

The woman in the red dress in the Matrix. That’s all she is. White sugar. Fake happiness. A superficially beautiful image with no substance. Great tasting POISON.

All that glitters is not gold.

“I will not value what is valueless.” – A Course in Miracles

But hey don’t listen to me. We live in a culture of sugar addiction. Everyone is addicted to something. You’ll find plenty of social acceptance chasing white sugar, fake positive thinking, and a myriad of idols.

What you’ll never find in sugar addiction is peace. What you’ll never find in sugar addiction is the escape from death. What you’ll never find is God. Everything that has real value is never found in an idol.

Why I’m Letting Go of Sugar and White Rice and All of Their Emotional Equivalents

After doing all this research about sugar and sugar addiction and inflammation and health consequences the past few days, I realized it’s time to make some changes in my life. I had been eating a lot of sushi without realizing its glycemic impact. No more sushi. No more restaurant food. There is simply no way to know what they are putting in it … and white flour and sugar and animal products are ubiquitous.

I made a few exceptions to vegan diet and ate some dairy again. Guess what happened? My body got inflamed again, and my sugar cravings increased. I now also understand many previous health problems I had before EFT tapping shifted my emotions and my lifestyle … such as chronic pain … were all inflammatory conditions and probably resulted from all this SUGAR.

No more. Many people see it as a “sacrifice” to cut sugar and white flour and other high-glycemic foods out of their diet. Not me. As soon as I realized the health consequences, I am ready to go almost cold turkey here. I am shifting my diet even more in the direction of whole plant foods such as nuts, seeds, low-glycemic fruits, vegetables, and other “back to basics” organic foods.

These whole plant foods don’t give you a “high,” but they also don’t give you a low. Since I went whole food vegan, with the exception of my unfortunate forays into sushi … I have noticed that my sugar cravings went away … My blood sugar seems to be steadier. And I will tell you what else has gone away. Most of my desire to participate in our consumerist culture. I don’t buy fashion magazines anymore. It’s very hard to suck me in with advertising. I don’t run out to get a new iPhone as soon as it is released when my old one is working just fine. I care less and less about physical appearance other than the simple beauty of health.

And when I made this connection between sugar and poison the past few days, the metaphorical implications became so obvious. It’s why I eschew “positive thinking.” You will never get real transformation with these instant gratification methods. The real work is facing the Shadow Self. It sure is popular to spout these positive affirmations and pretend happiness. But you won’t find any real happiness in beef barbecue and engagement rings and leather jackets and having a baby. All that stuff does is keep you on the hamster wheel to death.

I am more and more convinced that real happiness is disengaging from all of it, and simplifying life to just being as much as possible. Getting off the hamster wheel. Real happiness doesn’t depend on anything external. It just is.

And nobody gets real happiness while running on a hamster wheel and avoiding their Shadow. Positive EFT, 100 days of happiness while eating beef barbecue and buying leather, it’s all the same thing … WHITE SUGAR ADDICTION.

All that glitters is not gold, my friends. All that glitters is not gold.

Love,

erika awakening

About the Author:

Erika Awakening is a Harvard Law School graduate and former practicing attorney. She left the rat race to become a location-independent entrepreneur, holistic life coach, blogger, speaker, healer, and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT tapping) expert. Erika Awakening is one of the world's foremost experts on eradicating limiting beliefs and lifestyle design on your own terms. Learn more about Erika Awakening

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Comments

  1. G says:

    I think I cracked the code on this situation.

    I was watching a video today of a 9 year old girl who felt inspired to create a lemonade with honey in it after she got stung by 2 bees. She also landed a huge contract with companies to have her drink put in store’s around her home town of Atlanta which was unexpected. Honey is also sweet like sugar but it has more benefit’s. and I’m thinking that honey may have to take the place of sugar. Honey is also good for the throat which make’s me think about communication. As for Sugar one of the worst forms of sugar that people eat/ OR use for coating beside’s it’s physical form is words. Honey Make’s thing’s flourish. Seriously read up on honey… It heals most problem’s that sugar create’s. If it’s done right it can be a win/win for bee’s, human’s, and etc. Honey might give us the taste of sweetness without the poison that come’s along with it. We don’t need the pleasure and pain and it’s not addictive. We can just have the pleasure. Vegan’s are wrong about honey 100% i know it in my heart.

    • I was just tapping about honey and sugar a few hours ago.

      • G says:

        Wow. I am all about healing cancer. Maybe that’s the next step to take.
        I know everyone complain’s about sugar and carbs but both are a necessity. I’ll put the honey topic in my back packet and see where it goes.

      • With our setback with Harvey, my eating habits changed under stress. I started eating more processed foods, more sugar, etc. No time or bandwidth for smoothies and so forth. No question that sugar is addictive. Had a headache the other day that vanished with a sugar fix. Now I’m working on shifting back to my pre-rock bottom eating habits. One of the most essential aspects of that is eating more fiber. This is actually one of the huge benefits of a “whole foods” diet though veganism for me pushed it too far that direction. Fiber in whole foods buffers carbs in the diet, and so do fat and protein to some extent. Carbs are then released more slowly into the bloodstream, preventing highs and lows.

    • G says:

      yea I feel ya. After reading up on honey look’s like it might be a helpful/healing solution to restore the the effect’s of rock bottom and what stress does. My issue is being to up in my head that prolonged stress and pushed too far into a zone I was not ready to be in. to much time on mental/spiritual/ Emotion and wiped out my physical world now I really need to get real and start focusing on that 100% there was no space for it my life for a long time there was too many other thing’s I had to get first but now I feel space opening up and I have to focus on the Physical for a while to bring in balance and actually rest really rest. and drink more water. I tend to get poorly affected by those around me. so I had to change that first before I could do anything else.

      • G says:

        Fake positive thinking is not only issue…fake faith is!=super destructive. I have never liked that…big overlooked issue in this world.
        I’ve also been tapping the bonus the video…tap for 1 million dollar’s for the past few days and I got other abundance stuff from Doreen Virtue. Is that a sign of land?

      • Sure it’s a sign of land :)

      • G says:

        actually I meant to say that the lack of faith in this world is an issue.

      • G says:

        Are you being sarcastic?

      • nope

      • G says:

        Funny you got money miracle’s through your rental I was tapping one of your video’s way before the shit hit the fan and noticed you had anger in your heart towards it and speaking of veganism I think a good subject to work on healing would be roadkill. It could be a metaphor too.

      • The rentals saved us financially last year, highest gross income ever. Now that’s gross, but still. Miracle Money challenge was and continues to be very powerful. http://tapsmarter.com/miracle-money

      • G says:

        talk about being real and rental’s. I do love real estate. I learned way more and sometime’s just as much spiritual lesson’s, personal transformation and knowledge being involved in real estate than I have being involved in a spiritual community.

      • G says:

        Around the time of money miracle challenge was a great time for me. i had like 5 unexpected breakthrough’s in my life at 1 time and it felt like those breakthrough’s i had for myself I did for other’s. I can see the effect’s of it happening. Thing’s are still a little hairy but it was definitely the start of something great.

      • G says:

        interestingengineering.com/9-year-old-girl-lands-million-dollar-contract/…. im only sharing the link because this is where i got the honey idea.. and it also says million dollar contract.

      • G says:

        btw how much longer do you think i have to wait. Im convinced you ‘d rather see me 6 feet in the ground instead.

      • G says:

        Woohoo I finally quit smoking which means miracle is a coming. Great news. Now we just have finish this and we never have to talk to each other ever again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Especially an uninteresting narcissict like myself that you called me so this must make you happy :) Heal it done and move on.

      • Now the stuff you’ve been avoiding is coming to the surface. That’s what happens when we let go an addiction. But you’re not going to come here and be a douchebag as a result. Don’t comment here unless you can keep it respectful.

  2. Danette Lykins says:

    I have Fibromyalgia- and sugar also causes "flare-ups" making my pain worse… There is some really great info here, thanks for sharing!

  3. Erika Awakening says:

    Hi Lisa, yea I've been tapping it lately because it seems rice along with other grains was one of the culprits for my skin issues. I have definitely noticed a difference between non-organic and organic on this one. Continuing to experiment until I figure out exactly what causes problems for me.

  4. I do think that sugar can be addicting, especially for those who love to cook. I have been trying to cut back though.

  5. Hi Paul, I agree with you that animal products are the biggest issue, but … not the only issue. Anything that keeps people running on that hamster wheel for temporary highs is hurting them and everyone else. And sugar is one of those idols. Unfortunately with the proliferation of vegan processed foods, we are seeing some vegans bordering on as unhealthy as those who eat McDonald's. I don't think it's as bad but it's not healthy either.

  6. Jessica Beal Harlow says:

    This is such a great post about the sly world of sugar. It's easy to see that food (sugar) can be an addiction like gambling, drugs, or alcohol. The difference being that you have to eat to survive..you don't have to take drugs or drink, etc. Being able to make the right choices about what we put in our body is a delicate balance.

  7. Debbie Denny says:

    I am not vegan, but I think everyone gets sucked into the sugar trap.

  8. I have always had a serious issue with sugar. I formed an addiction early, as a lot of kids and especially adolescents do, unfortunately. I didn’t really pay for it until a few years ago, in my early 20s when I was diagnosed with hypoglycemia and told I was at a significant risk of developing type 2 diabetes if I didn’t get my health under control. I’m happy to say that about 3 years later, I am almost 70 pounds lighter and living a much healthier life. My experience has taught me that if I ever do end up having kids someday, it will be a cold day in hell when I willingly hand over a sugar-filled drink or snack.

  9. Lisa Rios says:

    I agree with you, sugar addiction is really like an evil. It makes many contradictions to health. This is very deep and links to many of the core problems of humanity. I am even trying to cut back on rice these days.

  10. SUgar is in a lot of the food we eat, it’s very hard to avoid it completely!

  11. Angela Christopher says:

    So interesting, all of your blog was very interesting and this is I like most about our health.

  12. Bismah says:

    I don’t use much in the way of added sugars. I will skip the sugar in my coffee however have a chocolate at the same time. I figure that way its not so bad.

    • Haha, well chocolate actually has some decent nutrients if we go with the lower sugar, darker versions of it … I have an 85% organic cacao as an occasional treat, it almost tastes like roses ;)

  13. There is sugar in everything you eat, though I really don’t have a sweet tooth; so I never had this addiction to it!

  14. Joanna Sormunen says:

    I agree, a lot of people are lost in a world of fake ideas, idols, philosophies and white sugar. It just looks so pretty with that glittery coating and tastes so sweet. The truth usually has a bitter taste.

  15. Rosey says:

    When you check labels it IS surprising how many things have sugar in them. Things you’d never even consider to have it, really do.

    • Hi Rosey, yea I buy very little processed food anymore. When I started reading the ingredients more carefully, I was just horrified. And when I make recipes at home, I usually eliminate the sugar.

  16. Sugar addiction is bad, some people get headaches without their favorite sodas, it’s very sad!

    • Yea from what I’ve read, the sugar soda addiction is one of the absolute most destructive habits we have as a culture. I would imagine that drinking one every once in a blue moon is not a big deal – but to drink it daily is just not a smart idea.

  17. Scott says:

    I admit I have fallen back into a lifestyle of chocolate shakes and Halloween treats. We swore them off this morning!

  18. Erika Awakening says:

    It's a good question Jeff. I'd like to know what they are adding to lots of our foods. Wheat sure didn't hurt my skin when I was a kid but it does now. Why is cheese so addictive for so many people? We need to start asking better questions and opting out of this insane system.

  19. Jeff Williamson says:

    I am a vegan, and often get sucked into the sugar trap. It's addictive, it's mind numbing, it makes my girlfriend and I crave foods that we don't normally eat. Sugar seems to actually mess with my head and make me crave it like nothing before. Today at Thanksgiving my mother and I were talking about this and how organic dark chocolate doesn't make us suddenly crave the whole bar, but one tiny bite from a "junk chocolate" bar like a snickers and I have crazy cravings to eat it all as fast as I can.
    What are they adding to the sugar?

  20. A lot of people can’t go a day without something high on sugar, it’s sad but a very bad addiction!

  21. Elizabeth Towns says:

    I had to learn about the addictive nature of sugar and all the places in which it hides when I was changing my sons diet. I also had to change my diet because of fibromyalgia and even though sometimes I fall back into old habits, I detox and go back to no sugar.

  22. Interesting read. You are certainly right about one thing – all that glitters is not gold.

  23. Paul Pazzo van Zweel says:

    I don't see sugar as the problem but rather what people eat with it. Sugar is a skinny food and it's actually just a nutrient. There's all this hype about sugar being a toxic drug when it's really animal products that are harming us.

  24. Alex says:

    Hi Erika,

    It’s been a while since I’ve responded to any of your posts, but this one triggered me into telling a little story. Some years ago I had major fits, black out angry attacks, on a daily basis. I’ve had them all my life and grew accustomed to them, I thought they were a part of my personality… but things developed for the worse. It had ‘cost’ me two marriages (but hey, they were based on monogamy, so who is counting) but then, all of a sudden, I came in contact with a homeopath specialized in the treatment of allergies. I didn’t think much of it, but the Universe works in mysterious ways… I had no money or means of transport, but the Universe provided, so I went to him. Something drew me. The money had figured itself out, like it always did/does.

    Lying on his table, he measured my toxicity levels on milk, wheat, nuts, fruits, the whole spectrum and, you guessed it; sugar. The results were staggering: my body had build up a toxicity level of 4 (on a 1 – 5 scale!), which meant that the shit hit the fan. It meant that even standing near sugar (or anything remotely resembling it), could seriously piss me off :) And it did. It explained everything. I banned eating sugar for 2 whole years and took natural medicine, with fern as main ingredient which is toxic itself, go figure. At first it was a shitty period, because everything became dull (I loved sugar), but as time evolved, my natural taste for foods returned gradually.

    Now I can eat sugar at very low levels, and I can fell ‘it’ coming an mile away. The really shocking thing is, is that 50% (at least, according to the homeopath) of all people ‘suffer’ from this allergy.

    Now for the BUT, to equalize things: this happened to this body, so it was real, but it is also not TRUE. I AM not this body, I simply believed at the time I was. The only thing that is truly real, and therefore true, is that I AM consciousness. Just like everything in this hologram. At the time I was part of the movie, then I saw ‘this is not real, there is no world’, and now the world is there again, just like in it’s previous form, but now I wear a visitors badge. I can be part of anything I choose, including eating sugar (amongst others) without becoming it. Just playing out my roles and experiencing :)

    The Universe is a part of Consciousness, of All, because it is ALL.
    Best,
    Alex

  25. Sugar cravings and addiction really does suck. I’ve managed to cut most all sugar out of my diet over the past few months (along with gluten and dairy). It’s very very hard to resist, but not impossible.

    • Hi April, yea wheat was actually harder for me than sugar, apparently it has an opiate like addictive quality. I am still eating a little bit of 85% organic cacao chocolate every few days … The hardest part to me is attempting to eat at restaurants. I’ve just given up on that.

  26. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    I don’t believe I am addicted to sugar, yet I refuse to give it up. I Like it in my coffee ;)

    • Hi Robin, yea probably the only way to know if you’re addicted is to give it up and see what happens … I was pretty amazed the wheat cravings I was having upon giving up wheat …

  27. I cut out most sugar a long time ago. You don’t realize how dependent you are on it and how much weight it puts on you.

    • Yes and what I didn’t realize is how much inflammation it promotes in the body. So even for those who think they are slim enough and don’t need to lose weight, it’s still worth considering the upsides of letting go of sugar!

  28. There are many temptations and delusions of grandeur like this in life. It’s important not to succumb to them and to keep them all in perspective.

  29. Melissa Vera says:

    Thank you for this. I have slowly been trying to cut sugar from our diets.

  30. Lisa B says:

    I absolutely believe in sugar as an evil no one is taking seriously! I am sucked into its hold just like everything else but I am trying so hard to cut it out! This entire post is a real interesting read, thanks for sharing and enlightening a little!

  31. Michele says:

    And while you are talking about sugar addition–watch out for MILK–it is filled with sugar and absolutely makes my sugar count sky rocket.

    • Yes Michele, I am vegan so I don’t drink milk. When I made a few “exceptions” to this, I found it very interesting that my sugar cravings skyrocketed. My skin also got inflamed … and I won’t be going there again. I am free of meat, dairy, and eggs … and now it looks like also free of sugar, grains, wheat, and processed foods … quite a radical shift. Thanks for reminding us of the perils of dairy :)

  32. Scott says:

    So here it is a few days after Halloween and I have a big bowl of candy the kids didn’t want on my desk. You must made me hang my head in shame….

    • LOL … Ah yes the temptations of Halloween … as if to tempt me, my brother today purchased a big container of nearly-vegan chocolate brownie bites and left them out on the kitchen counter. I haven’t had sugar in days. I have not touched them yet but boy was I wanting to sneak one out of that box.

      However … I am now seeing a direct connection between my skin issues and what I’m eating. I do not want to eat a brownie and end up with a breakout. So that does provide added motivation …

      Thanks for commenting.

  33. Erika Awakening says:

    Hi Todd, thanks for stopping by. If you truly understood it was not real and had no value, why would you make an illusion of yourself and put it into the chains of addiction on an ego hamster wheel? Pain is an illusion too, I don't see people signing up to stand in for the cows they are murdering. If they really thought "it's not real" is a good reason, they ought to line up at the slaughter house to prove their sincerity. No, this is more ACIM phony baloney which I hear all the time and have addressed here – http://erikaawakening.com/a-course-in-miracles-nihilism/

  34. Todd Lamansky says:

    acim says the sugar isn't real, so what does it matter? just food for thought (pun intended)

  35. eliz frank says:

    I remember a doctor telling me once that sugar is poison to the system and very addictive. You made great points.

  36. Katrina Gehman says:

    very interesting. Sugar can be very addicting for sure. I agree that it is hidden in so much. you have to look at everything that you eat for sure.

  37. Mia cara says:

    Erika, I just read your article on Sugar and wow, I’m realizing looking back that giving up sugar and eventually going to all whole foods mostly vegan 11 years ago was about the same time I ejected myself from the consumerist culture as well. And now 11 years later and all vegan (its a recent shift to 100% vegan) I just could really care less about any of it. Except I like adorning myself, so whatever it takes to do that, but mostly from local designers and clothing swaps. Magazines, TV, popular culture is really challenging. And I feel quite isolated sometimes, as mainstream is just not interesting to me anymore. Good stuff!

    • Mia, thanks so much for sharing. I hear ya! I have felt sooooo isolated this past couple years as I pulled away from almost all of it. I would really love if we can get together sometime and have a free-flowing pow wow because I resonate with so much of what you’re doing. I wonder if there is some potential co-creation here that could give people – and women maybe especially – a new way of living. So more women can break free from what I now consider to be the slavery of the expectations society has for us …

  38. Stephanie Pass says:

    Interesting connecting the two. I do agree all that glitters is not gold.

  39. Angie B. says:

    Sorry if this is double. My info was already filled out in the field but it was very light so I want to make sure the comment went through. feel free to delete any duplicates. I am addicted to my sugar. I know I am. I crave my coca cola and chocolate. I have to get over the hurdle of the cravings. That’s the hardest part

  40. Angie B. says:

    Hopefully you get this comment, I’m trying again. I definitely love my sugar. I know it’s not good for me for many reasons. I know in the long term it doesn’t help my energy.

  41. Erika Awakening says:

    Amanda, well you never know, there could always be an exception. In the United States, one need only look around while out shopping to see that we have some very serious problems with diet …

  42. Amanda McMahon says:

    My husband was very much against sugar. He started yoga and meditation and now his body craves simple foods and sugar. He follows this and is feeling much healthier.

  43. Amanda McMahon says:

    Interesting connection to make. I wonder if this works for all people or just those who believe it.

  44. Esther says:

    Great article! I usually go in spurts of wanting sugar. I go a long time without it and then I will go a week eating everything sweet I can find. I agree we all follow too many things that will never lead to happiness that will last. I believe though that our bodies probably need a little sugar but that enough foods have sugar in them like fruits that we don’t need to add any extra treats to our diet.

  45. Annemarie LeBlanc says:

    This made a lot of sense, there are a lot of people that don't realize how much they idolize others that they tend to forget who they are.

  46. Which part? Based on the statistics, sugar is bad for pretty much everyone.

  47. I know that sugar hides in a ton of foods. I really need to make the switch to eat more veggies and fruits again but it is super hard for me.

    • Hi Uplifting, yeah I started reading labels more and was horrified to see they add cane syrup even to organic “healthy” foods. I think the stuff all tastes too sweet anyway. So I have started cooking for myself which makes it easier. I also found that my eating habits changed with extensive EFT tapping. I am no longer attracted to sugary or starchy stuff, most of the time …

  48. Kungphoo says:

    To Be honest.. i am addicted to sugar.. but the last 2 weeks i have been sugar free..

  49. I do agree that all the gold isn't glitter. We idolize to much in this world and don't look at what the real picture is indeed. This is all food for thought. Thanks for sharing.

  50. Lisa says:

    It’s so true. Sugar is a horrible thing, and yet I keep eating it. I really need to get my self control in order and cut it out.

  51. I’m trying to cut back on rice these days. It’s hard at first, but my body got used to it eventually. :)

    • Yea I was blown away to learn that eating white sushi rice is basically like eating sugar :( And they even add more sugar to it … either I need to find an alternative to put in my rolls or no more sushi …

  52. Jessica says:

    Sugar is so very addictive, I can myself go off it for a while but the moment I have some my body just wants even more.

    • Hi Jessica, yea what I’m learning is it’s a downward spiral with these high glycemic foods. They create a high and then a crash, which then makes people want even more sugar. Shifting to a whole foods diet has nearly eliminated sugar cravings for me. As I understand it, this is because the foods digest much more slowly so there is no craving-inducing crash …

    • Lisa says:

      Exactly. It’s totally a drug. Once you get clean, you’re fine. If you relapse, you fall off the wagon hard.

  53. Iztok says:

    Yep totally agree. Sugar is a prefect material equivalent of “living” a life in ignorance, life of superficial image and avoidance. Like a silly stubborn ignorant child. And the matrix keeps on going.

  54. I am craving for cake and ice cream but reading your post, wow this is such a wake up call! Thank you for sharing!

    • Glad to hear it’s helpful, Kero. Yea a wake up call for me too as I read more and more articles about these problems. Seems so harmless eating that candy bar or that white rice sushi roll or that processed breakfast cereal but wow is it not harmless at all …

  55. anil says:

    One of the best spiritual articles I have read bar none. This is very deep and links many of the core problems of humanity today.

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