Sugar is one naughty substance. It’s can be quite difficult to know how to stop craving sugar when it’s dangled in front of us at every turn. Could you imagine how hard it would be for a cocaine addict to stop if it was sold everywhere and almost everyone did it. If would be hard wouldn’t it? Well don’t worry I have a few tips that should help you curb those sugar cravings once and for all. Try one, two or all of them, whatever works best for you. Just make sure you do give them a go as life without sugar can be so much sweeter (pun intended). Here’s 5 ways to stop sugar cravings.
1. Eat coconut oil
Yep just one spoon could be enough to end cravings. How? Well coconut oil is made up of something called MCTs (medium chain triglycerides) or medium-chain fatty acids. Coconut oils are a great source of MCTs plus there’s lots health benefits associated with the coconut oil.
You body uses the MCTs and sends it straight to the liver to be used as instant energy much like sugar. But here’s the good part. Even though they both deliver quick energy to your body, unlike sugar, coconut oils does not produce a spike in insulin. This stops the sugar slump and also stop the cycle of craving sugar to get back “up” again.
2 . Eat a piece of fruit
Help your craving with a piece of fruit. The darker the better as darker fruits tend to be higher in antioxidants which are know to be cancer preventing. Avoid dried fruit or drinking fruit juices as they have high amounts of sugar with less fibre content.
3. Keep your blood sugar stable
When you eat foods that keep your blood sugars stable you don’t get the highs followed by those horrible lows. When you feel low you naturally crave sugar and simple carbs, and when you eat them again you’ll get the high followed by the lows again and the cycle continues. If you eat foods that keep your blood sugar stable you’re much less likely to crave sugar.
Eat lower Gi foods with plenty of healthy fats and protein and you’ll be cruising through the day without the mid morning and mid afternoon energy slumps which lead to cravings.
4. Boost your serotonin naturally
Serotonin the hormone that makes you feel happy. Normally people use sugar to try make themselves feel better but that’s not good for you and will continue further cravings so why not boost your serotonin naturally with things like exercise, good diet, sleeping well, having fun, doing relaxing activities. When you have good levels of serotonin you’re much less likely to crave sugar!
5. End the sugar roller coster
The best solution for people looking to know how to stop craving sugar is to cut it out your diet. It’s like the best way for a cocaine or heroine addict to stop craving drugs in to get clean from them. The best way to stop craving sugar is to end the cycle. I recommend detoxing and then staying away from processed sugar. Once you experience how much your life improves without sugar you’ll never go back.
I hope those tips helped you know how to stop craving sugar now and if I’m missing anything here, let me know in the comments and I might add it in!