Here are a few suggestions:
· You will find it considerably easier to leave your own addictive desire unsatisfied if you keep your options open: ‘I can always buy some of that tomorrow’.
· Try to decline the offer of food with as little fuss or explanation as possible. You might find that people aren’t as put out as you imagine they’ll be.
· If pressed, try: ‘can I save it for later?’ or ‘it looks great, but can I just have half that slice?’
· Aim to be consistent in each particular situation, so that you train the people in your life to expect and accept that you won’t be eating those items.
· I maintain much higher nutritional standards at home, and keep my ‘imperfections’ for social occasions.
1. This is from Osteoporosis by Marilyn Glenville PhD:
“…sugar also causes excess excretion of calcium in the urine, and women who have a greater intake of sweets have significantly lower bone mineral density. Indeed, it is actually possible to induce osteoporosis in hamsters by feeding them a sugar-laden diet.”
Dr Glenville’s doctorate is from Cambridge University; she is a member of the Nutrition Society and a Fellow of The Royal Society of Medicine. She has studied nutrition for over 25 years and is recognised as the UK’s leading nutritionist, specialising in women’s health.
And this is from an impressive new book titled The Wahls Protocol by Terry Wahls MD:
“Osteoporosis and osteopenia are strongly related to a lifetime of vitamin D deficiency and a high-glycemic diet, which tends to draw calcium from the bone.”
Dr Wahls is best known for her TEDx Talk in which she describes her progress from such an advanced state of multiple sclerosis she wasn’t even able to use a wheelchair to her present level of health and fitness where she can ride a bike for 18 miles in a single day.