Are you struggling to adopt a ‘flexitarian’ attitude to eating?
Are you struggling to adopt a ‘flexitarian’ attitude to eating? Allen Carr’s ‘Good Sugar, Bad Sugar’ can help!
Joe Shute writing in The Telegraph’s Lifestyle & Wellbeing pages unfortunately misunderstands Allen Carr’s Easyway to Stop Smoking method when he says “The antismoking guru Allen Carr patented a celebrated technique of jettisoning cigarettes, whereby readers of his book were urged to puff as much as possible until they reached the end. The idea being by the time you gave up, you were so fed up with the damn things, it was a relief to stop.”
Joe’s not alone, there are many who mistake the instruction to carry on smoking until you’ve completed the programme for some sort of aversion therapy. Unfortunately, aversion therapy doesn’t work for smoking (or anything else for that matter) and the instruction is merely intended to put the addict’s mind at ease. It’s thoroughly reassuring to be informed that you don’t need to stop taking the drug you’re addicted to until you understand how easy it is to set yourself free.
What does this have to do with flexitarianism?
In the Telegraph Joe explains how he tried to use aversion therapy with his consumption of meat; eating meat to excess prior to an attempt to become meat-free for a year. It’s an interesting story – but has little to do with the apparently trendy drift society is making towards lowering, rather than cutting out completely, its consumption of meat.
So is flexitarianism just another ‘eating fad’?
Well, not really. It’s actually the most natural way of eating. All the evidence suggests that humans evolved as flexitarians. First eating vegetables, nuts, and fruit, and later – as mankind drifted northwards where all year-round edible vegetation was scarce – introduced meat and fish to their diet.
This all seems far from the subject in the title of this article, specifically Allen Carr’s ‘Good Sugar, Bad Sugar’ programme – yet it is fundamental to developing a healthy eating lifestyle to limit but not necessarily eradicate, meat from one’s diet.
The great news about Allen Carr’s ‘Good Sugar, Bad Sugar’ programme is that the instructions are very much the same as those highlighted in Joe Shute’s piece; you are specifically instructed not to attempt to change your eating in any way until you have completed the programme, and are even instructed to have a final ‘bad sugar’ meal before committing to your new way of eating.
So, what has sugar addiction got to do with eating meat?
Most people have used Allen Carr’s ‘Good Sugar, Bad Sugar’ programme because they wanted to get free from sugar addiction. Whether that’s in the form of chocolate, sweets/candy, or junk food. What they actually gain from the programme is a thoroughly enjoyable new lifestyle, freedom from sugar addiction, and (for those that require it) dramatic, and more importantly, easy, weight-loss. More than that, Allen Carr’s ‘Good Sugar, Bad Sugar’ programme has already cured sufferers of Type 2 diabetes, enabling them to ‘eat themselves back to health’ without any need for supplements or medicine.
As it happens, establishing a natural way of eating automatically involves reducing the amount of meat and dairy that you consume – meaning anyone struggling to adapt to a flexitarian way of eating is bound to benefit from Allen Carr’s ‘Good Sugar, Bad Sugar’ programme.
How can it possibly be easy to get free from sugar addiction AND cut down on meat consumption? Well it takes a few hours to explain – but judging by the feedback and reviews for the ‘Good Sugar, Bad Sugar’ programme since its inception – it’s another FIVE STAR solution from Allen Carr’s Easyway.
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From the desk of John Dicey, Worldwide CEO & Senior Therapist, Allen Carr’s Easyway