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How To Stop Your Sugar Cravings

How To Stop Your Sugar Cravings

Do you feel like you’re constantly giving in to your sweet tooth? Are your cravings so persistent that they’re hard to ignore? Like any other habit, turning to sugar can be a tough one to kick. It seems like the more sweets and desserts you have, the more often you find yourself anticipating the next hit. Many of us often struggle with maintaining a healthy diet and giving in to our desires for indulgent desserts. Here are a couple of tips on how to create a balance between the two so as regulate your over-indulgence in sweet treats.


Drink More Water.

One of the easiest ways to cut sweets out and decrease your cravings is to drink more water. This will help you avoid sugary beverages as well as keep you hydrated and healthier. Avoid drinks with high sugar such as sports drinks, soft drinks, and some fruit drinks. If you don’t like plain water, try naturally flavored seltzer water.


Eat a Real Meal.

If you are craving something sweet, check to see if you are just hungry. Eating a real, healthy meal can decrease a sweet craving triggered by low energy. When choosing food for your meal, pick healthy foods that will provide a boost in energy. Increase the amount of protein in your meals—fish, chicken, lean red meats, and nuts—and avoid packaged meals that are full of sugar and bad ingredients.

Eat Breakfast

“Ninety percent of sugar addicts skip breakfast,” says Kathleen DesMaisons, Ph.D., author of Potatoes Not Prozac. “They wait and get a big hit of sugar at 10 a.m.” When you eat breakfast, you prevent the drop in blood sugar that makes you crave sugar later on in the day.

Avoid Processed Foods

Did you know that sugar and processed foods are as addictive as heroin or cocaine? In a 2013 study from Connecticut College, researchers confirmed that Oreos could be as addictive as cocaine, after observing how the popular cookie affected the behavior and brain functioning in lab rats. Opt for wholesome foods and limit the saturated fats, sodium and added sugars in your meals.

Keep Your Blood Sugar Stable

Eat several small, healthy meals throughout your day instead of two or three large portions to avoid dips in blood sugar. (Ideally, eat your protein meals between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.). If you do this, your body will reduce its crave for sugar as it is constantly receiving the energy it requires to function. 

Chew Your Food

Digestion starts in the mouth. Digestive enzymes start the process of breaking down starches into sugar. When you cut out processed foods from your diet, and chew your organic food well, you’ll start to notice the natural sweetness of fruits, vegetables and even brown rice.

You might not be able to pick up the habit of letting go of all these cravings at once but with time and the effort to try,you will get there.


Randy Kotey


August 17, 2017

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