For many people who love chowing down on sweets, trying to reduce sugar cravings can be a hard endeavor, but if we take a closer look at what sugar actually does to our bodies, it can be a great motivator to reduce the amount of sugar we consume. Not only can sugar cause problems for our teeth (like cavities), it can also greatly contribute to fatigue.
When it comes to eliminating sugar completely, people make a lot of mistakes. If you don’t eliminate sugar cravings first, you cannot stop the consumption of sugar.
In this article, we are going to discuss the five proven tips that can help you eliminate sugar cravings. Take a few minutes to read each suggestion and observe how it is related to your way of life.
Eat foods low in carbohydrates
We all know that carbohydrates are stored in our body for energy and that it contains sugar. While foods high in carbohydrates certainly don’t taste sweet, they still contain sugar. Additionally, we must reduce the quantity of food we eat that contains carbs in order to eliminate sugar cravings. One may wonder what our source of energy will be if we don’t eat carbs.
Well, fat can replace carbohydrates as a source of energy. So if you consume food with low carbs, be sure to eat foods high in fat. This way the fat will be used as energy for the body. For more information, read our article about the ketogenic diet.
Eat foods rich in protein
Sugar cravings can often lead to lower blood sugar levels, but proteins help stabilize your blood sugar level while also lowering the urge to eat sugary foods.
This is especially important in the morning when breakfast is served. After a long sleep, the body dramatically responds to any sugar that comes in. Make your breakfast protein-heavy with vegetables, healthy fats, and cereal carbohydrates – like egg sandwiches, spinach, and avocado – to start your day in a good and healthy mood.
Avoid eating immediately before bedtime
If your body is digesting food when it should be resting, then you’ll need more sleep and it will be difficult for you to wake up. Eating before bedtime can create a sugar craving the following morning, too, so be sure to eat at least three hours before you go to sleep.
Avoid salty foods
Salty foods are bad news for sugar addicts for several reasons. First, you’ll experience increased thirst, which usually leads to a big sweet drink. Secondly, salty consumption of food actually causes sugar cravings. Third, most salty foods are high in carbohydrates – remember that carbohydrates are also a form of sugar.
Sugar cravings are not good, and no one should be tempted into gorging on it.. Like with any addiction, the process of cutting sugar out of your diet is a difficult one.
If you want to get rid of sugar cravings, you can do it. Your job is to take it one day and one step at a time. Arm yourself with the knowledge you need and apply it to your life.