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Inflammation? Prioritize Your Sweets

Inflammation-let’s keep the discussion going. Many of you want to know how I rid my body of inflammation. So let’s talk. _

I made slow changes over time and built habit patterns of success. Sugar! What about it? 🤷‍♀️ Here’s the thing: Sugar itself isn’t inherently bad. It gives you energy and occurs naturally in many healthy foods, like fruits, veggies, and dairy.

_The problem is when you overdo it on *added* sugar — the kind found in processed foods and drinks. 🥤 Consistently consuming too much can contribute to obesity, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes; mess with your mood; and even give you more wrinkles. 😲 Plus, eating too much added sugar may make inflammation worse— which is particularly important when you have rheumatoid arthritis (RA) 🙋‍♀️ or other forms of inflammatory arthritis. 💡

_You can’t cut sugar out completely, but you can trim your sugar intake — and possibly help improve your arthritis symptoms — I did! 🙌

_Prioritize your sweets—If you can’t live without a double dose of sugar in your morning coffee ☕️ , but don’t necessarily need a heavy dessert🍨 after dinner, drop dessert from your diet first. Then wean yourself from two sugars in your coffee to one, then to none or an acceptable non-nutritive sweetener. Making slow changes that you can live with will help you stick with them in the long run. 🐢 vs 🐇 (Think tortoise and the hare. We are in this for the long game!)More tips tomorrow! Let’s fight 🥊 the inflammation together! #smallchanges, #rheumatoidarthritiswarrior, #wellnessjourney, #inflammationrelief, #reclaimingmylife, #reclaimingpatty, #pattysfitnessjourney, #wellnessjourney, #wellnessblogger

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