My name is Larissa and I’m an addict.
There. I said it.
For those who don’t know me yet, I’m addicted to many many things. Some of which I’ll quickly share below.
The really good, strong one made from high quality beans. Espresso, cappuccino or latte. All fine by me! If anyone ever invents an iv drip with whoch you can get coffee straight jnto your body, all day long, I’ll be the first line!
Flowers and plants.
I have a real need to be surrounded by fresh flowers and tropical plants. Without it, I feel incomplete. As if a piece of me is missing.
Omg! If you know me just a little bit, you know I’m obsessed with shoes. Preferably Louboutins. It’s quite the special addiction I’ve got going here. This is a deep rooted love!
Oh I love food!!! Perhaps it has to do with being half Indonesian. I grew up being surrounded by food. Got people coming over, whether you know this or not? There’s ALWAYS food to be shared. And not staying for dinner is actually just not accepted according to Indonesian customs.
But the worst addiction, seriously the Worst. Addiction. Ever….
It’s actually quite a disgusting addiction. I might even have to call it a love- hate relationship. Telling me I have a sweet tooth, isn’t going to do it. It’s way worse.
To be honest, I have always loved all things sugary. And I don’t even care if it’s cake, candy, ice cream, sweetened drinks, whatever. As long as it’s sweet, I want it. I need it. I love it.
But yeah, somehow my body has figured out a way of putting an end to this. Or well… It’s TRYING to put an end to this. It’s been doing that since 2012 already.
Yay for fibromyalgia flares being triggered by refined sugar.
But I just can’t stop it!!
Even with my body in so much pain that I have to crawl up our stairs….
With so much pain that all I can do, is lay down wherever I possibly can…
And with so much pain again that – lately – I can’t even undress myself…
I just can’t stop it…
So guess its save to say that it’s an addiction. Right?!
And I know so many people – if not most – have the exact same addiction. Whether they know it or not.
Yes, I see you too!!!
Trying to act as if eating (or drinking) that much sugar is “normal”. And “it’s really not that bad!”. Or “there’s nothing wrong with eating an entire bar of chocate!”.
A few months ago, I was watching a tv show in which women were given makeovers. Cool!
One woman had lost 65kg – I just looked it up – all on her own without ANY help or surgery. That’s getting rid of ME and 10kg extra… So cool that she was able to do this!
She shared her story of how she did it. And what it basically came down to, was cutting all the sugar out of her diet. Add in some more veggies and fruit, and a little exercise too, and that’s how she did it.
Losing 65kg by changing your eating habits. Clean eating and moving your body. I’m truly fascinated by her story!
Sure, her sugar intake was higher than most of us would consider healthy (couple of cans of energy drink a day, a bottle of coke per day, a box of chocolates as a morning snack, cookies in the afternoon, followed by fries and more snacks for dinner). But for her? This was her normal back then! She didn’t know any better. And this was her way of comforting herself.
You see, I know that most of us aren’t taught how important our food really is. What it really does to our body. Not just with regards to weight, but so much more.
In my journey to get rid of my fibro pain, i learned that sugar acts as a trigger for pain. I learned how our intestines help in producing hormones that can make you feel not so good, unhappy and negative if you feed your body the wrong types of food.
But I also learned that the human body is capable of so much more than most of us realize. It can regenerate itself. Most parts of the body regenerate itself all the time. And by giving it proper food, healthy food, you can speed up the process.
Yes, I’m highly addicted to sugar. Quite possibly, YOU are too. But it’s up to you to decide what you want to do with it.
The one thing that really helps in quitting sugar again? That’s a juicing cleanse. Period.
It acts like rebooting my body, and allows for all the toxins to leave my body. So that I can start over fresh, pain free and energized.
Isn’t that what we all want?!
P.s. come and join my 5 day cleanse next week!
I’ll be doing a cleanse TOGETHER with you, and I’ll share all my knowledge and expertise on this. For FREE!
It’s going to be amazing. The energy and excitement from those who already joined, is NEXT LEVEL. It’s going to be so much fun, and absolutely fantastic to share with others.
Join me. Now!
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