Eating healthy is…addictive?

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One of the biggest challenges to adopting a healthy lifestyle is kicking the junk-food habit, particularly morning sweets. Donuts and muffins are sugary and full of carbohydrates, but without the added nutritional power, your energy will fade fast and the natural tendency is to grab another “quick-fix”.

It’s like keeping your car running by putting a gallon in the tank at a time.

Over the course of time, many report what was once a mere sugar craving devolving into an obsession, not unlike addiction. Obviously, this is detrimental for those fighting to acquire or maintain a healthy lifestyle. A host of health issues, from diabetes to depression to simple obesity, can result from a sugar fixation.

Fortunately, this is where the ORCHARD At The OFFICE solution proves invaluable. Having fruit handy when sugar cravings hit makes it so much easier to avoid temptation, as certified addiction specialist Judy Chambers, LCSW, CAS points out in an article published on WebMD entitled “13 Ways To Fight Sugar Cravings”. You’ll get all the natural (low glycemic) sugars from the fruit, as well as the vitamins, fiber, and of course the flavor you crave from a morning or mid-meal snack. Just 2-4 servings a day of fruit will significantly reduce sugar cravings.

It’s also handy to remember that fruits, especially bananas, work as a natural sugar substitute. So if you bring cereal or yogurt to work, you can quickly slice up a banana supplied by ORCHARD At The OFFICE.

While kicking the sugar habit takes time, it doesn’t take as long as one might think! Some studies suggest that you can convert yourself from a processed sugar habit to a healthy food habit, including the fruits provided by ORCHARD At The OFFICE, in just a couple of weeks. Nature abhors a vacuum, as psychiatrist Dr. Charles Raison points out, and the tendency to replace one habit with another is natural. Why not make the switch to a healthy alternative?

This is not to suggest sugar should be avoided completely, of course! There is a difference between the occasional sweet for pleasure and the habitual consumption despite obvious health risks. Our mission at ORCHARD At The OFFICE is to supply wellness, and we hope the information provided here gives you an incentive to take a step in that direction.