How to Cure Sugar Cravings

To improve your health and lifestyle you must conquer your current sugar addiction. While it may sound difficult, ridding yourself of sugar cravings is actually fairly simple.

Steps

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    Remove refined sugar from your diet. Avoid anything with sugar, brown sugar, fructose/sucrose/glucose, maltose, succinate, molasses, date/beet/grape/corn/cane sugar, corn syrup, carob/sorghum syrup, fruit juice concentrate, sorbitol, barley malt, caramel, maltodextrin, dextran, or dextrose.
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    Remove artificial sweeteners as well. These include aspartame, saccharin, sucralose, or acesulfame.
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    Use natural sugar alternatives if you can't live without sweetness. Try stevia, agave, xylitol, raw honey, or 100% maple syrup.
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    Start your day with a fruit smoothie. Refined sugars can be found in things like bacon, so replace your breakfast with a smoothie. Search online for recipes.
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    Cure cravings. Take 1000 mg of the amino acid glutamine every 4-6 hours (or as needed). This will trick your body into thinking its getting glucose, which will curb the desire for sugar.
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    Eat an unprocessed diet, rich in natural foods.
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    Satisfy sweet cravings. Use a piece of fruit, 1 oz of 70-80% dark chocolate, or a cup of plain yogurt with a teaspoon of one stevia, raw honey, or agave syrup. Do this only when necessary and no more than three times a day.
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    Drink lots of water. Water will help reduce sugar cravings. You can spice it up by adding lemon, lime, or mint to flat or sparkling water.
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    Treat yourself every 5th day or so. Have a small snack made of real sugar once in a while to help prevent a sugar binge.
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    Hang on. You should feel slightly better after three days, and after ten your hunger for sugar should dramatically diminish.

Tips

  • Buy good quality healthy foods such as vegetables, oatmeal (which is high in fiber), chicken, fish, and fruits.
  • Always carry a plan appropriate snack with you to avoid eating something that will derail your progress, like an apple.
  • Picture how happy and healthy you’ll feel upon shaking the shackles of sugar. Place mantras around your dwelling to remember that the purpose of this diet is to create a better life. An effective example is: Bond with the ties that bind, and you shall be free.

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Categories: Food Addictions and Cravings