Scientists performing research on the qualities of sugar and how it interacts with the human body have found that it is just as addictive as substances like nicotine or alcohol. Not only is it addictive, but there is no nutritional value to sugar whatsoever. In fact, not only does it not add any nutrients to your daily diet, but it also causes negative side effects throughout your entire body. If you find yourself constantly craving sweet treats, get headaches when your forgo your daily soda, or can’t stop eating those chocolate chip cookies once you have one, you may have a sugar addiction. Fear not though, because, with the help of a certified nutritionist in St. Petersburg, we can help you break your addiction once and for all.

The Negative Effects of Sugar

Sugar is a simple carbohydrate that is classified as either glucose or fructose. Glucose is a naturally occurring substance found (and produced) in the human body. Even if we did not take any in from our diets, our bodies would make its own. Fructose is not natural to our bodies, nor do we have any need for ingesting it. In fact, the liver can only metabolize small amounts of fructose at a time.

Sugar consumption has been linked with health problems like:

  • Heart Disease
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Dementia
  • Insomnia
  • Cancer
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Tooth Decay

With the assistance of a certified nutritionist in St. Petersburg, you can prevent these health problems. Giving up sugar is not the end of your life. In fact, it is the beginning of a new healthy life full of happiness and many years to come.

Detoxing with a Certified Nutritionist

The word detox may have a negative connotation to some St. Petersburg residents who imagine fasts and colon cleanses with strange looking juices. However, detoxing with a certified nutritionist is a much more user-friendly process. Everyone is different, so your health consultant will discuss your health, your habits, and your goals to create a detox plan. Not everyone treats food the same way. Some eat to live while others live to eat. Together, we will come up with a plan that will either wean you off sugar or successfully get you to break the cycle, cold turkey. We are with you every step of the way, and we are determined to use our knowledge and expertise to help you succeed.

Simon Wellness Consulting

When you are ready to take your health and wellness into your own hands and break the cycle of sugar addiction, call Simon Wellness Consulting. Our certified nutritionist has helped hundreds of Tampa Bay and St. Petersburg residents with their nutritional counseling and wellness needs. Overcoming an addiction, no matter how strong, is a challenge that we are prepared to help you meet.

The problem with sugar is that it is not only added to so many common foods, but that it is hidden in ingredient lists. Our certified nutritionist can help you sniff out the culprits and make small, easy changes that will help you break the sugar fix in no time. Call us today to get started in St. Petersburg at 727-239-9443.