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Tips to Stop Sugar Cravings

Date:08-10-2014 18:40:15 read:1
Category:Sports-->Diet

There is no denying the fact that sugar makes things sweet and tasty. What it also does is have a lot of empty calories that make you pile on a lot of pounds. Although you try to limit your sugar servings per day, there are times when your body will crave for a little sugar. This can happen when you have not been eating properly and you blood pressure is low, it is possible when you are depressed and you go in for some sugary sweet soul food, your body will also crave sugar when you are bored with nothing much to do. Giving in to the cravings is good for a while, but in the long term it can only be bad for your health. The best way to go is to try and prevent your sugar cravings. Here are some tips to stop sugar cravings.

1. Eat a healthy snack every time you have a sugar craving

Snacks do not have to be unhealthy and fattening all the time. You can have fruits as snacks. They are healthy as well as tasty. You can even cut yourself a piece of cucumber or a carrot and pop it in your mouth every time you want to have something sweet. These healthy snacks will not only stop your sugar cravings but will also keep your stomach full.

2. Eat a completely balanced meal every day

If you have your meals every day and it is balanced, you will most likely not have sugar cravings. Your body would have got the necessary nutrients from your meals and will not want any more sugar for the rest of the day. It is only when your stomach is empty would you feel like filling it up with all kinds of things. Never keep it empty. Break down your meals and eat 5-6 times a day if you have to.


3. Drink a vegetable juice or a fruit juice every time you have a sugar carving

Although fruit juices are good, they too have natural sugars which may not be good if you are a diabetic. Vegetable juices are the best as they fill you up and also taste bitter sometimes. You soon will start associating your sugar cravings with the bitter taste of the vegetable juice that you voluntarily will not want to eat sugar.

4. Do not stock sugary treats in your pantry or the fridge

Try not to stock your fridge with sugary treats. Keep them away from your pantry too. The very fact that you have to drive or take a walk just to get a sugar treat will put you off most times. After a few days you will not have that craving. If you are tempted to stock on the treats the next time you head to the shop, think of all the nice clothes you are not fitting into. That should help stop the sugar cravings.

Although it may sound a little extreme, you can even try meditating to ty and take your mind off the sugar craving.

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