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Sugar cravings are difficult to ignore. What is worse is sugary treats are so readily available everywhere, which makes it harder to ignore your desire. If you’re always craving for sugary snacks, you are not alone. Eating lots of simple carbohydrates, sugar, etc. may only give your body a short-term energy boost, but they will always leave you hungry and craving more sugar. So here are a few tips to stop your sugar cravings.
1.) Be Fruity – Keep fruit around for when sugar cravings hit. The fruit is naturally sweet and full of fiber and nutrients. Keep fruit at work and fill up your kitchen with fruits such as apples and pears.
Those are easy to eat instead of fruits that require you to peel. If you don’t mind peeling your fruit, feel free to stash any fruit you would like as long as you make them your first choice over candy chips or other sugar-filled foods.
2.) Go For A Walk – When you get a sugar craving, get out of the house and go for a walk. If you are at work, take a rest from your work and walk about for 10 minutes. This will take your mind off the food.
3.) Eat Regularly – If you don’t eat three square meals a day, you may be craving sugar because your body is low on sugar. Add a snack such as fruit with nuts as these are protein and fiber-rich food that will help stabilize your blood sugar, thus lower your cravings for sugar.
For your three regular meals, increase your protein intake. For example, add an egg in the morning for your breakfast or to a salad for lunch.
4.) Remove Temptations – Go through your refrigerator and get rid of all the sugary treats. Before you go grocery shopping, make a list of the things that you have to buy and stick to the list. While at the grocery store, avoid the aisle with sugar or carb-filled foods, which are usually the center aisle. After you are done, pay for it immediately instead of lingering in the store.
5.) Read Nutrition Labels – Before you start buying food, be sure to read the label. Start being aware of the content of the food that you purchased. Being aware of sugar content can help you avoid high sugar food.
6.) Improve Your Diet – Eat more protein and healthy fat. A well-balanced meal will do your body right. Have small frequent meals to keep your blood sugar level stable.
7.) Give Into Your Craving – If you do have to satisfy your sugar cravings, go for quality instead of quantity. For example, eat a small piece of dark chocolate instead of a candy bar. This treat will be more satisfying for you.
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