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9 Tricks To Kick Your Sugar Cravings

May 9th, 2012 by Ingrid Macher

This is it…
You’re ready to change…. Ready to finally make the body of your dreams…. become reality.

You want to look good… and feel even better than you look… And you know what you need to do to make it happen.

You know that you need to be eating healthy…

Yet, that voice in the back of your head apparently isn’t as convinced.

Because no matter how hard you try to eat right… you’re constantly tempted by your body’s crying out for sugar, the toxic substance that has been linked to weight gain, diabetes and heart disease.

Nothing can ruin your attempts to lose weight faster than sugar. But because we’re so used to eating it (in our drinks and desserts, snacks and sodas), the cravings can be unbearable. And it makes sticking to your healthy eating plan so hard…

Well, help has arrived. Because I’m about to share the nine tricks I use to shut down my sweet tooth… and stop my sugar cravings dead in their tracks. They’re simple, quick and easy to do… And can make all the difference in whether or not you get the body you want.

So before you reach for that candy bar you know you’ll regret, try these tricks:

Eat meals often. Sugar cravings are often your body’s way of showing that it’s hungry. When hunger strikes, we reach for the first food available, and it’s often something processed and unhealthy. By eating small meals often throughout the day, we keep our body nourished, our blood sugar levels regular, and our cravings minimized.

Include more protein in each meal. Protein takes longer to digest, so it can keep us feeling full for longer periods of time, making us less likely to binge on sugary foods.

Avoid sugar at breakfast. Having a sugary breakfast sets your day off on the wrong track and makes it more likely for you to crave sugar throughout the day.

Avoid artificial sweeteners. In addition to all of the serious side effects they’ve been linked to, eating foods with artificial sweeteners can cause you to crave more sweet foods.

Distract your mind until the craving fades. An idle mind is the biggest enemy of a lean, sexy body. Next time you feel a craving coming on, you can cause it to fade by occupying your mind. Go for a walk… do some work around the house, etc… What you do isn’t as important as long as you’re doing something. When you’re busy, you don’t have the time to focus on unhealthy foods.

Drink a full glass of water. When you’re dehydrated, you may feel like you’re hungry instead. It’s hard to tell the signals apart… so before you dive into that bag of M&Ms, try drinking a nice cold glass of water. Chances are, you may have just been thirsty and the cravings will fade.

Brush your teeth. One of my favorite tricks when I feel a craving coming on is to go and brush my teeth. When you get that clean feeling in your mouth, you won’t want to ruin it by chewing on sugary foods.

Eat some fruit. It’s the healthy way to satisfy a sweet tooth. The natural sugars found in fruit taste good and are accompanied with lots of important nutrients that improve your health.

Chew some sugar-free gum. If all else fails, chew on some sugar free gum. This will help occupy your mind and satisfy your sweet tooth… without actually eating anything.

So there you have it… Nine of my favorite tricks for kicking those nasty sugar cravings!

They made a major difference in my life and body, and I’m sure they can do the same for yours…

So go ahead… give ‘em a try! And if they help you… don’t be shy! Let me know in the comments below…. I’d love to hear from you!

Plus, if you come up with any tricks of your own, feel free to share with the rest of us. We’re all here to become sexier and healthier… so don’t hold back! :)

 


3 Responses to “9 Tricks To Kick Your Sugar Cravings”

  1. May 12, 2012 at 1:48 am, Bob N Kris Levak said:

    Very good points and I will definately put them in my arsenal. This is one of my biggest weaknesses – I do well for a while and slowly start letting sugar back into my life and then slowly the weight creeps back on. As long as I am sugarfree – I can maintain my weight loss. If I start back eatting a little eatting sugar – I only crave it more – so for me it is my addiction and I take it that seriously. It is too much hard work to get fit and loose the weight to just gain it back and start all over again. – Kris

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  2. May 16, 2012 at 3:13 pm, Randi Harper said:

    Good article, but I'm distracted by your poor use of ellipses (…). Please stop using them so much when a comma or period would suffice.

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  3. June 16, 2013 at 4:35 am, Patti Jo Lemley said:

    Thanks.. It gives me more thoughts as I go through my days and start to get that hungry feeling.

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