Nine Steps to Control Sugar Cravings

Nine Steps to Control that Insatiable Sweet Tooth

Sugar is a craveable ingredient.
Eating sugar releases opioids and dopamine in our bodies. This is the link between added sugar and addictive behavior. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that is a key part of the “reward circuit” associated with addictive behavior.

It seems like everyone has that evil sweet tooth, and we must control our sugar cravings before they get the best of us. By getting these sugar cravings under control, then we have a better chance to maintain a healthy weight and live a healthier lifestyle.

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Here’s nine steps to control your sweet tooth:

The first step is awareness of how much sugar you are consuming daily. If you think you are indulging in the white stuff, then try cutting back by 50%. Count how much sugar grams you are taking in daily and remember it should be around 15 to 22 grams of sugar daily. Naturally occurring sugar from whole fruit can be utilized as an energy source as well to appease the sweet tooth instead of grabbing the simple carbohydrates.

Reading labels to monitor your daily sugar intake will be crucial to getting it under control. Remember that any ingredient ending in “-ose” is probably derived from sugar.

Quench the sugar craving with plain water since a dehydrated body will crave more sweets. Instead of waiting to become dehydrated, you can set an hourly timer to remind yourself to drink a large glass of water.

Eat balanced meals with whole foods as opposed to processed foods that may contain hidden sugar ingredients. The key to balancing blood sugar is to eat foods that prevent too much insulin from being released, such as protein and healthy fats. Eating a clean food regime will start the detox and cleansing process and help prevent sugar cravings.

Before reaching for a sugary treat, try adding greens to your meals and even bake them for healthy, crunchy and yummy snacks.
If you must satisfy that sugar craving, then opt for a healthier alternative with natural sugars from fruits or a small piece of dark chocolate.

Magnesium regulates glucose and insulin levels, as well as the neurotransmitter dopamine. A deficiency will cause intense sugar cravings, especially for chocolate. You may have a candida overgrowth that makes you crave more sugar. Taking an organic acid test, where you can check your markers and discover where the imbalances are to correct.

Staying mindful of your sugar cravings and going deeper looking into why you think you need or want that sugar can uncover deep-rooted food issues and feelings that may be causing a vicious cycle in your body and mind.

Learning how sugar negatively affects our health and contributes to weight gain, obesity, impaired memory, increased risk of heart disease, and diabetes may help you reduce your sugar intake.

Always remember that your health is worth the planning, mindfulness, time, and effort to live a healthier lifestyle…all because YOU are worth it!

Don’t let Sugar cravings stand in your way to weight loss and mood swings. Yes it can feel hard to overcome so I am sharing 9 tips to stop your sugar cravings naturally. ➡️ ⬅️ Cravings come with a message, so taking the time to understand your sugar cravings can really help you create a wellness protocol to manage them in a healthy way.

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