Sugar Addiction Awareness & Workshop

A two-hour awareness session
Will help people rethink their consumption of added and refined sugar, leading to improved health and productivity both in their personal lives and in a work environment. Please get in touch to discuss your needs. This session can be adapted to accommodate a wider healthy eating message for the people in your organisation.

A half-day workshop
In addition to raising awareness of the effects of sugar on the mind and body – a half-day workshop offers enough time to go into the beat addiction model I teach to help people overcome the addition and take back control of their eating habits.

Call me on 07557 026233 or email chris@beatmyaddictions.com

 

View or download this PDF outlining the session Sugar Addiction Information Session

If you work in a small or large organisation, you might notice highs and lows in the day. Rises in energy levels and then slumps in the afternoon. Although everyone accepts this as normal – believe it or not, these energy variations could be down to poor nutrition and over-consumption of sugar.

Although at first glance, this may seem like a personal choice concern, about the individual’s diet or weight management – it is in fact far more detrimental for the individual’s health and for their employer.

For the individual added and refined sugar:

  • Is highly addictive – lab tests found it to be EIGHT times more addictive than Cocaine as it releases such a high level of Dopamine in the brain, which is the pleasure hormone.
  • Addiction is immediate, even though the degree of detriment and outcome differs from person to person. i.e one person may use willpower to control the addiction, another may be overcome by it, leading to excessive weight gain and risk of Type 2 Diabetes. Both are addicted.
  • In response to a high sugar intake – the pancreas produces more insulin to cope; but all insulin can do is turn the sugar into fat and store it around the body. Even slim people who consume a lot of sugar can have excessive fat stores within the body and surrounding their organs as a result leading to heart problems etc.
  • It is addiction to sugar that ‘drives’ appetites and cravings. Eating then becomes necessary to fuel the addiction and provide pleasure; rather than fuel the body and provide nutrition.

This combination leads to a complete breakdown of the individual’s relationship with food.

For an employer, sugar addiction leads to:

  • Surges in staff energy levels, followed by drastic slumps.
  • Sugar cravings causing irritability; potentially leading to snap decisions, impatience, low tolerance levels etc.
  • Poor concentration – as sugar levels peak and then drop – cravings will disrupt concentration and cause fatigue.
  • Poor nutrition and a sedate lifestyle lead to poor health and sickness absences.