Restricting processed foods and grain-based carbs is the healthiest way to breaking sugar addiction.
Our bodies have not evolved/adapted to eating sugar or grain-based carbs in the amounts now featured in most diets.
I am wholeheartedly behind doing what works for you, however, my advocacy is to try different things to find out what works for you.
I have yet to see the scientifically validated proof that not eating processed foods and grain-based carbs, in other words, whole foods, is unhealthy.
Whatever carbs our bodies need can be obtained through eating veggies, nuts and seeds, as a starting off point - there are many other sources, but those are enough for anyone to be healthy.
Like most addictions, giving in to sugar/glucose cravings just sustains the cycle. Try eating a diet with plenty of veggie-based carbs, animal-based protein with most meals and healthy fats, probably more than you are eating now as the fat-danger warnings that started in the '80's have caused our diets to become too low-fat.
I have found in my personal experience that not enough fat is a factor in my carvings and in not feeling sated.
Health and happiness to all - Spark On!!!!!!!!
- 4/11/2012 10:41:08 AM