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10 Tips for Dealing with Sugar Addiction


Reduce or Eliminate Coffee
The ups and downs of caffeine include dehydration and blood sugar swings, and may cause sugar cravings.
 

Drink Water
Sometimes sweet cravings are a sign of dehydration. Before you go for the sugar, have a glass of water and wait a few minutes.

 

Fruit and Vegetables
Eat naturally-sweet vegetables and fruit to crowd out your sugar cravings.

 

Avoid Processed Foods
Avoid chemicalized, artificial sweeteners and foods with added sugar. Use gentle sweeteners like maple syrup, brown rice syrup, dried fruit, stevia, and barley malt.

 

Get Physically Active
Start with simple activities like walking and pilates. Start with 10 minutes a day and gradually increase. Being active helps balance blood sugar levels, boost energy, and reduce tension, decreasing the likelihood that you'll want to self-medicate with sugar.

 

Get More Sleep, Rest & Relaxation
Simple carbohydrates, such as sugar, are the most readily-available source of energy for an exhausted body and mind. If you're in a state of chronic stress and/or sleep deprivation, your body will crave the quickest form of energy available - sugar.

 

Evaluate the Amount of Animal Food You Eat
Eating too much animal food can lead to cravings for sweets. Imbalances can also occur when you eat too little animal protein. Through experimentation and intuition, you can find which foods create balance for you as an individual.

 

Eliminate Packaged Snack Foods
These foods contain high quantities of sugar to compensate for lack of flavor and fat, which will send you on a roller coaster ride of sugar highs and lows.

 

Experiment with Spices
Coriander, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and cardamon will naturally sweeten your food and reduce cravings.

 

Slow Down & Find Sweetness in Non-Food Ways
Cravings almost always have a psychological component. By identifying the underlying causes of food cravings and making lifestyle adjustments accordingly, you can find balance and take charge of your health. When life itself becomes sweet, excess sugar isn't needed!

 




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