No, I’m not asking you to eliminate all sweetness from your life! Most fruits are very sweet and many vegetables are sweet. If you want to know what I consider a refined sugar, click here.
But the fact is, you can never feel satisfied eating refined sugar because it sends your blood sugar on a roller coaster ride that makes you want more refined sugar 45 minutes to one hour later. Then you want sugar again an hour after that, and then an hour after that, and then an hour after that … If you want more info on the blood sugar roller coaster, click here.
The bottom line is sugar makes you hungry. The TAO is about being healthier, and even losing weight, without being hungry or suffering. So, the sugar has to go.
If you are one of those people who says, “I have to eat sugar or I get shaky and feel bad,” then you are already suffering from the blood sugar roller coaster and you need to get off the refined sugar as soon as possible.
If you are one of those people who is eating candy or junk food three or more times a day, you are going to be amazed at how much better you will feel when you cut out the junk.