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Michelle’s no-nonsense approach to food and health will bring useful ideas to your real life. Be prepared to laugh and answer the burning question, “What’s for dinner?” Hosted by Michelle Pfennighaus, Nutrition & Health Coach. Submit questions at FindYourBalanceHealth.com.
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5 Signs That Your Sweet Tooth Is Affecting Your Health
Nov 28 16
To varying degrees, everyone has a sweet tooth. It’s why the first human beings were drawn to eat the apple (digestible) and not the tree bark (undigestible.)
Today I’m sharing signs that may indicate your sweet tooth has swung out of normal range and into health-destructing territory. Read the article below, or listen to the podcast episode for extra commentary.
Evolutionarily speaking, a sweet tooth serves a purpose.
So this isn’t your fault. But there’s a difference between liking sweet flavors and IT’S 10PM AND SHOPRITE BETTER BE OPEN BECAUSE I NEED PIE RIGHT NOW.
As I write this, we are smack dab in the middle of the holiday season. You’ve got 17 parties to attend and the office candy bowl is full of chocolate kisses.
So what’s the difference between a “normal” amount of sweets to keep life fun and celebratory…and a completely out of control sweet tooth that’s kicked you out of the driver’s seat of your life and is headed directly towards plus-sized jeans…or even more troublesome health issues?
If you answer “Yes” to any of these questions, you may want to reconsider your relationship with the sweet stuff. But whoa whoa whoa!
1. Does your energy tank in the afternoon?
Level with me here. Have you ever fallen asleep during a meeting? Needed caffeine to keep your eyes open at 3pm? Most of us have felt this way! I used to work on the 18th floor and would use the elevator ride to rest my head against the wall and catch 30 seconds of sleep.
If you’re eating sugary/carb-heavy breakfasts or snacks like I was, expect your energy levels to plummet during the day, along with your mood. And in the long run? Insulin resistance is real.
2. Do you often get sinus infections?
For years I thought I was just an unlucky “sinus person.” I remember sleeping on the couch, surrounded by tissues, losing money because I couldn’t get to work for two whole weeks. It was during that feverish stupor 10 years ago that I decided to change my diet. Since then, I can count the number of sinus infections I’ve had on one hand. See, sugar feeds the fungal yeast which is a root cause of sinus infections. And that’s not all…