Control Sugar Cravings
If you have a sweet tooth and find yourself craving sugar then there are ways you can eliminate sugar cravings by taking on essential steps each day.
You will need to first remove all problem foods that contain sugar which cause you to overeat. You will find hidden sugars in unsuspecting places like salad dressings and spice blends. You will need to read the labels and remove foods that have sugar listed with the first 5 ingredients. You can remove sweet treats all you want but if you are still eating other foods that have hidden sugars then you will still crave sugar. If you remove all the temptations then you will be able to handle sugar cravings better when they strike.
One of the main reasons that we overeat and crave sugar is because of lack of sleep. When we do not get enough sleep then our body struggles throughout the day to function. Many will consume caffeine and sugar to give them energy, but these are temporary energy boosts and a sugar crash is experienced. By getting more sleep you will eat less and crave sugar less.
The first few days of sugar removal can be quite tough and exhausting as your body tries to adjust without sugar. Exercise has been proven to help moderate and control emotions. Exercise can help to release angry emotions and help you to maintain a balanced perspective. When you are in control of your emotions you will make better decisions and less likely to give into sugar cravings.
One way to combat sugar cravings is to indulge in healthier fatty foods. Healthy fats such as extra virgin olive oil and avocados should not be avoided when you are leaving sugar. Eating more healthy fats will benefit you when it comes to fighting sugar cravings.
Healthy fat snacks include:
- 2 tablespoons of unsweetened nut butter, like peanut butter, almond butter or coconut butter.
- 1/2 an avocado with sprinkled sea salt
- 1 ounce of cashews or other mixed nuts