Sugar is one of the major cause of some alignment we have in the world today, ranging from being overweight to diabetes, heart diseases, high blood pressure etc.
Are you a sugar addict, struggling with how to stay off sugar? Here are some tips for breaking sugar addiction.
GIVE IN A LITTLE.
Eat a bit of what you’re craving, maybe a small sized cookie or dark chocolate. Enjoying a little of what you love can help you steer clear of feeling denied.
KEEP IT OUT OF REACH
Keep sugary snacks out of your house and office, it’s difficult to snack on things that aren’t there, this particular tip is usually very effective, try it.
GRAB SOME CHEWING GUM.
If you want to avoid giving in to a sugar craving completely, try chewing a stick of gum. Research has shown that chewing gum can reduce food cravings,” Grotto says.
REACH FOR FRUIT.
Keep fruit handy whenever the sugar cravings hit. You will get fiber, along with some sweetness and nutrients from fruits. And stock up on foods like nuts, seeds, and dried fruits, have them handy so you reach for them instead of reaching for candy bar
Waiting too long between meals may set you up to choose sugary, fatty foods that cut your hunger, Instead, eating every three to five hours can help keep blood sugar stable and help you “avoid irrational eating behavior”. For instance, have part of your breakfast in the morning, perhaps another at mid-morning. Break up your lunch the same way to help avoid over eating in the next meal.
Eat three meals and two snacks or five small meals a day. For many people, if they don’t eat regularly, their blood sugar levels will drop.
MOVE YOUR BODY
Exercise, dance or do some yoga. Whatever movement you enjoy will help reduce tension, boost your energy and decrease your need for a sugar lift.
GET ENOUGH SLEEP
When we are tired we often use sugar for energy to counteract the exhaustion. Find more time to rest and feel even more refreshed and energized.
DO A DETOX
When people do a detox, not only does it reset their appetites but it often decreases their sugar cravings. After the initial sugar cravings, which can be overwhelming, our bodies adjust and we won’t even want the sugar anymore and the desire will disappear.
DRINK A LOT OF WATER
Sometimes drinking water can help with sugar cravings, also most times what we perceive as food craving is actually thirst. Water cannot be over emphasized, it will fill you up and you can have a little more food (8 – 9 glasses every day).