Sugar and Thiamine

Do you know why there’s a candy bowl at many AA meetings? Or why a lot of people gain weight after quitting drinking? They switch addictions from alcohol to sugar. Alcohol and sugar respond similarly in the body, and both substances deplete the body of Vitamin B, particularly thiamine, which we went over in Week 1, Day 2 when I was talking about how to get your body feeling better as soon as possible, post quitting-drinking.

Sugar and Sleep

Sugar also affects your sleep, which we discussed in Week 2. So today, I’m going to educate you on the subject of it just a bit more– let’s get your sugar cravings under control. It will not only help you with alcohol cravings, but your general health, with inflammation, with disease prevention, with your weight – pretty much everything.

Be Careful

I don’t recommend that you try to go sugar-free too soon after quitting the alcohol though. I would say wait at least two weeks after your last big drunk… wait until your appetite normalizes a bit before you try to alter any sugar habits you have, and proceed slowly. Be careful with any kind of “deprivation” right now because you can have a snapback that will lead you back to drinking. In other words, if you deprive yourself too much, you may retaliate against your own self-imposed rules and sabotage everything by going headlong back in to drinking.

Once you are ready to try curtailing your sugar intake, try the supplement I will be informing you of in today’s session.

So let’s get started… (Watch the Video)


In regards to the supplement recommendation I make in the video:

I want to reiterate that I am not a doctor. I only have a certification in holistic nutrition. The health recommendations I make here are for informational use only and should be carefully considered by you. All responsibility regarding the use of the over-the-counter supplement I recommend in the text and in the videos rests with you. If you have doubts regarding these things, rely on your doctor.

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