When clients first come to see me, it’s common that their chief concern is the number on the bathroom scale. Therefore, they may initially be disappointed to learn that weight loss is not my primary focus. This is not because I don’t understand the battle of the scale. In fact, I’ve struggled with my weight and body image since childhood. To this day, my thinking still goes there sometimes.
However, I’m here to let you in on a secret.
The key to success is building a strong foundation.
When it comes to recovery from sugar addiction, what does a strong foundation look like?
A supportive, enjoyable meal plan is probably one of the first things that comes to mind.
However, many are surprised to learn that food is only about 10% of recovery. It’s the first thing that needs to be addressed, and some say it’s a BIG 10%, but it’s really only the beginning.
What does H.A.L.T mean and why is it a focus of recovery from sugar addiction?
H.A.L.T. stands for Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired. These four feelings are common triggers (in any addiction) that could lead to relapse.
Looking specifically at sugar addiction, we need to pay special attention to these four feelings.
Let’s look at each of them.
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