2 Foods That Will Kill Your Confidence (And What to do About It)

2 FOODS THAT WILL KILL YOUR CONFIDENCE
(AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT)

2 Foods That Will Kill Your Confidence

2 Foods That Will Kill Your Confidence

Article by Cymber Lily Quinn
Photo Credit: Dasha & Mari
Magazine: Issue #18

You've probably heard the saying, "You are what you eat." That could not be more true when it comes to the relationship between food and confidence. And you might be totally surprised to learn which foods are significant confidence killers.

1| Sugar

Hate to break it to you, but sugar kills confidence. Yes, you get a brief high from eating sugar, but you also get the crash later. And the crash is when you begin to question why you became an artist in the first place ­­ what were you thinking? Then you dive into a tailspin, wondering if you will ever feel creative again.

You can skip all that and stay productive and confidence by skipping sugar in all its forms ­ white sugar, brown sugar, corn syrup, and even healthier forms including honey, maple syrup and agave.

INSTEAD: Eat a complete sugar in the form of fruit. Don't drink apple juice. Eat the apple. The rest of the apple is designed to help you digest the sugars better. And eat fruit in moderation.

To get the taste of sugar, try an herb called Stevia. Two drops of Stevia tincture in your water will taste like two teaspoons of sugar ­ without the blood sugar roller coaster ride.

(And don't even think of sugar substitutes. Sweet­n­Low, Equal, and Splenda all contain chemicals known to cause cancer. Cancer will put a serious dent in your confidence for a while. Skip that.)

All sugar causes inflammation in the body. That's why when you eat a big sugary dessert, you feel like you have a hangover in the morning.And speaking of hangovers...

2| Alcohol

I wish this weren't true, but it is. Alcohol is just another form of sugar, and a huge source of inflammation in the body. Inflammation is a fire that the body must put out in order to function well.

Sugar induced inflammation robs the body of nutrients and energy that could be used to increase your creativity and confidence. While it might feel like drinking a glass or two before performing or creating improves the flow of ideas, this is probably not true, and definitely temporary.

INSTEAD: Drink water, only. Yep, it seems extreme perhaps, but how long have you been drinking fire? Your body is 70% water, and that water needs to be changed out every so often. Drink 3­4 pints of water per day, and you'll find your confidence levels rising, as the sugars and alcohol leaving your body.

Your Confidence Depends on Your Food

When the body is working well, it will lend its energies to your confidence and creative activities. Eat simple, whole foods ­­ you know, foods that you can pronounce and recognize. Drink only water ­ this simplifies shopping and ordering, too ­ and will save you lots of money. As your body becomes healthier, you'll watch your confidence soar, too!

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