5 Ways to Put an End to Sugar Cravings



Tue, 21 Sep 2021 - 03:46 GMT


Tue, 21 Sep 2021 - 03:46 GMT

Most of us pass through this phase, wanting to munch on some donuts, chocolates, or a large ice cream tub, but too many sugar cravings can have a very bad impact on our health. Quitting sugar isn’t always an easy task, especially if you have a sweet tooth and find pleasure in those sweet treats. First, we need to understand more about sugar cravings to be able to stop them. Sweets are associated with celebrations, good mood, and even a bad mood, resorting to desserts is actually a longtime comforting habit.  There are several reasons why we crave sugar including hormonal imbalance, deficiency in some vitamins and minerals, or a fluctuation of blood sugar level. While a little bit of sugar is ok, you need to be careful if your sugar intake is too high. Here is how you can put an end to excessive sugar cravings.

1. Eat more fruits. When sugar cravings hit and you feel like you want to grab some candies, reach out for your favorite fruit instead. Fruits like mangoes, berries, and grapes can satisfy your craving, fill your body with nutrients, and save you from the harm of artificial sugar.

2. Sleep well and avoid excessive stress. Both sleeping and stress have a direct impact on our eating patterns, especially for emotional eaters who find comfort in food, and usually, the food choices in these cases are not healthy. Make sure to get enough sleep and manage your stress levels.

3. Monitor your calories intake. When we don’t consume enough calories that our bodies need, our sugar cravings are likely to increase, especially for the energy kick that sugar gives our bodies.

4. Stay hydrated. Our bodies can confuse thirst with hunger so accordingly we get that feeling of wanting to munch on snacks and usually sweets.

5. Give in to your craving a little. Overly depriving yourself of the things you crave can have an opposite effect leading to more consumption of desserts and sweets. So giving in a little to your cravings will give you a relieving sense from feeling deprived of 



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