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Monday, August 27, 2018
How To Stop Your Sugar Cravings FOR GOOD
Sugar addiction is hard to break. Nutritionists today believe that the usual diet, which consists mostly of processed food and synthetic ingredients, makes reducing sugar cravings extremely hard.
This does not mean it can’t be done.
To stop your sugar cravings for good, there are two simple things you MUST do. Note that these strategies are inherently simple but are not easy to execute. Expect to experience harsh side effects at the beginning (including feeling cranky and irritable). It gets easier over time and your body will thank you for it – keep your eyes on the prize and don’t beat yourself up if you fail every now and then.
Step one: Remove processed foods with added sugars from of your diet
Studies have proven that processed food negatively affects our health. Processed foods are usually loaded with added sugars like high-fructose corn syrup. These added calories do absolutely nothing for your nutrition. Worse, these sugars do a number on your brain. Data show that added sugars create a “high” in your brain similar to what’s produced by cocaine.
Here is a step-by-step guide that you can follow:
Make a food inventory – Make a diary of all the food that you eat every day. This will help you know which items are hidden sources of sugar. Make a habit of reading food labels carefully. Added sugars are often listed in other ways. Look for terms like dextrin, high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), and sorbitol.
Avoid wheat – There is research that suggests you can significantly reduce your sugar cravings by avoiding wheat.
Switch to healthy drinks – Sugary beverages are the best way to get diabetes. The American Heart Association estimates that 180,000 annual deaths worldwide are caused by sugary beverages. This is because these drinks deposit fat right around your waist which dramatically increases the likelihood of inflammation. Switch that can of coke with water, herbal teas, or green tea.
Step two: Replace processed food with real food
Your diet should include a variety of fruits and vegetables, and healthy fats like nuts, olive oil, and avocados. Not only are these foods good for you, they also keep you full and satisfied, effectively preventing sugar cravings. (MORE)