Ready to Beat Sugar Cravings
There are a lot of different ideas on the causes of those sugar cravings we have. Cravings for the sweet treats can range from the late night binge to a sugar addiction
People use sugar to manage stress, deal with boredom, and to fight off depression. If you are yearning for that sweet something after dinner or feel driven to eat sugary foods when sadness or stress feelings arrive, you can beat those sugar cravings and ditch your sweet-tooth for good with a few changes to your routine.
1. Get Rid Of Temptations
The first thing you need to do is get all the bad things that tempt you out of the house. You know what they are I don’t have to go into details. We all have our go to sweets that are our favorites. Next before you go to the grocery store make sure to eat something. I can’t tell you how much money this has saved me over the years. If I am hungry I always buy a bunch of junk and the next day I regret it.
2. Whole Fruits
Fruit contains fructose, which is metabolized differently than gummi bears — and it’s still a satisfying treat. But be careful to restrict your intake to a few servings a day. Eating to much has been linked to increased belly fat, which increases your chance of type 2 diabetes. Also, go easy on grapes or cherries, which have high sugar content.
Ceylon cinnamon (keep in mind that the typical grocery store cinnamon is the cassia variety) has been clinically proven to stabilize blood sugar and to have a healing effect on the pancreas.
Adding cinnamon to your coffee, breakfast smoothie, sweet potato, or whatever else you can think of is a great way to gracefully detox from sugar. It tastes sweet and satisfies your taste buds.
My other favorite natural sweeteners to use sparingly that will give you that sweet flavor without the negative biochemical reaction in the body are dark liquid stevia, coconut sugar, raw honey, and maple syrup. Start upgrading the way you use sweeteners and soon you will crave less and less.
The biggest reason people have cravings for sweets is they are not getting enough nutrition in their diets. If you are not a big fruit and vegetable person try using supplements that are from whole foods and can be added to the foods you already eat. You can find a wide variety at SunFoods online store and they are organic and GMO free.