Anti-anxiety, Mental Health, Stop Depression, Stress Relief

How To Stop Eating Sugar & Feel Great!

Sugar intake is one of the most harmful ways to treat your bad mood. Initially the rush of simple carbs could feel good, but once that rush burns up (and it does so pretty fast), it has taken a big chunk of your anti-stress hormone, cortisol, and spiked your insulin causing a lot of damage to the body and brain. I know as well as anyone that it’s REALLY hard to stop eating sugar. I mean, it is in everything, right? Wrong. There are foods that you can eat that give you that “cheat day” feeling, without the “cheat day” results.

Now I am certainly not a body builder by any means, but I do know how terrible sugar and white starchy simple carbohydrates can be for the body and the brain. Putting them in the body is just begging for more stress and unnecessary pounds. So I am going to give you a couple of supplements that can help you quit eating sugar and help those cravings for candy go away. I am also going to tell you about some of my favorite snacks made without sugar that will help you with the gnarly cravings.

Glutamine and Chromium are supplements that if taken together, can do wonders to help fight off cravings. Chromium helps restore blood-sugar stability and eases the cravings for carbs after your blood-sugar levels drop. Glutamine is used by the brain as an emergency fuel when you haven’t eaten recently. Glutamine is a glucose substitute that will stop the impulse to buy sweets or gorge on white flour carbs when your blood-sugar runs low. The combination of these too special supplements will be sure to kick out the need for sweet treats.

If you are still feeling like you want some of that sweet or starchy stuff in a moment of weakness… I gotchu family. Here is my top 5 no harm no foul foods that will absolutely help with the times where you just can’t help yourself:

  1. Sea Salt Kettle Chips

I will be the first to admit that I will gorge on these bad boys all day. They have absolutely no sugar and are super delicious. But again, make sure it’s the bag that you see above, or else you are eating sugar. This is one of my favorite no sugar finds.

2. Simple Mills Crunchy Cinnamon Cookies

These are an absolute GOD SEND for me. They are sweet, tasty, and go great with a glass of cold vanilla almond milk. Another great find, and again, no sugar. The secret to these is that they use maple syrup instead of sugar. Sweeteners like maple syrup, honey, agave, and stevia DO NOT break down like sugar does in the body. These sweeteners will release glucose into the bloodstream more steadily without spiking your insulin or effecting cortisol directly, which is the primary problem contributing to stress and weight gain.

3. LuLu’s Organic 68% Cacao Chocolate Bar

In the mood for chocolate? Do you want all of benefits of arginine without the empty calories? LuLu’s 68 Organic Chocolate Bar is delicious, and you won’t miss out on the sweetness and flavor that a regular chocolate bar gives you without the sugar. Keep in mind these aren’t “sugar-free”. These products are made with sweeteners that are healthier for your body, and Lulu’s chocolate is a fan favorite!

4. Oogave Organic Root Beer

If you are looking to get a soda, try this Organic agave sweetened root beer. To me, it tastes a lot better than all of the sugary brands, and trust me, I’m definitely a root beer snob! This one brand blew me away at the first taste, and they even have other flavors like cream soda and cola.

5. Hail Mary Coconut Bites

These things are REDONKULUS!!! My favorite flavor is a toss up between cookie dough and sea salt and caramel. You cannot go wrong with these, and they will absolutely be sure to satisfy any sugar cravings without the refined sugar.

Between, the glutamine, chromium and sweet sugarless snacks I uncovered in this article, you should have all of the necessary information to get sugar out of your life for good. And with the sugar component being overcome, you should feel a big shift in energy levels and have a healthier, happier mood.

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-Written by Nick Stonestreet

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Tyrosine: The Supplemental Anti-Depressant

What is Tyrosine?

Tyrosine is an amino acid found in many high protein foods. This amino acid is a starting point in the chain of production for catecholamines in the body , which are responsible for the firing of neurons and creating a healthy reward pathway. Included in the catecholamines are epinephrine (adrenaline), norepinephrine (noradrenaline), and dopamine. The hormones epinephrine, and norepinephrine are part of the “fight or flight” response. Primarily norepinephrine is the hormone that makes life worth living and goals feel attainable while epinephrine makes it easier to run or fight in dangerous situations.

How Tyrosine Helps You

Do you find it hard to get up in the morning? Do you usually need a cup of coffee before you can start your day? Of course you do! Because your body is looking for an extremely essential ingredient for you to wake up and stay alert. An amino acid found in caffeine molecules called… yep you guest it! tyrosine. The Mayo Clinic states that “consuming more than 500-600 mg of caffeine a day may lead to insomnia, nervousness, restlessness, irritability, an upset stomach, a fast heartbeat and even muscle tremors.” Your body knows what it needs and where to get it from, but this source may be a little more of a detriment than you may realize. Find out about caffeine spikes and how to drink coffee without the harmful crash here.

Taken as a dietary supplement, tyrosine can actually give you all the benefits that coffee can like:

  • Improved mood
  • The feeling of being driven and motivated
  • Concentration and focus
  • Sense of purpose
  • Sense of self-fulfillment
  • The feeling of “getting things done”

without all of the harmful side effects. But even better, it can help bring you out of a depressive slump and help you love life again. You know that feeling… the “I could take over the world today” kind of mentality. That is what you get when your reward pathway is active and breaking down tyrosine to support the catecholamine hormones.

Who It Doesn’t Help

Like me, if you suffer from mania, it is possible that tyrosine could trigger this and/or make it worse. However, if I am on a depressive swing, I will take an endorphin pack that contains a smaller dose of supplemental tyrosine for only a couple of days until I start feeling better. Even for a couple of days, it still can make sustainable change for your reward pathway.

How To Use This Supplement

It is always a good idea to consult a naturopathic doctor before taking supplements for personal neurochemistry balancing. But if that is not possible for you and your depression seems to be getting worse, it may benefit you just to take 2 tyrosine capsules first thing in the morning and then 1 before exercise. Then ween yourself down to two capsules in the morning once you start to feel more motivated and focused. If the depression is more mild, then by taking 2 capsules upon waking up is a pretty general and effective regimen. Make sure not to take this supplement in the evening or after 5pm, because at that point it may inhibit sleep.

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Written by Nick Stonestreet