Curbing sugar cravings is one of the most difficult thing in our life as most of us love eating sweets like candies, chocolate, cakes, pastries, yummy mouth-watering desserts. If you feel that munching sugary snacks just makes your crave for more sugary snacks, that you’re not alone.
People in large crave to eat sweets. Eating lots of simple carbohydrates without any backup of proteins or fats can quickly satisfy hunger and give your body short-term energy boost, but they almost quickly leave you famished again and craving for more. Sweets just taste extremely good.
It’s also a bit difficult to stop ones sweet cravings. The problem is not all about indulging in sweet but over-consuming is bad to our body. There are a variety of processed foods with high doses of sugar & salts like breads, flavored yogurt, canned or packed juices and sauces. One of the biggest concerns these days is the growing alarm of diabetic cases in the world. Curbing your sweet tooth, resetting your palate and eliminating sweet cravings isn’t easy but is possible. So if you are really thinking about entering sugar rehab then that’s a great thought.
Listed here are 5 amazing tips to tackle this seemingly impossible task. Avoid Sugary Beverages: Sugar sweetened beverages like fruit drinks, soda, sports drink and tea drinks add up calories to your diet without providing any nutrients or even making you full. Hence don’t drink up your calories and gain weight to trouble your body.
The calories in these drinks can lead to weight gain, diabetes and other chronic diseases. Can you imagine that a single 20 ounce soda contains about 16 teaspoons of sugar? Hence chuck off these and have water or unsweetened teas or coffee. Reduce Simple Carbs: Reduce or avoid the intake of simple carbs from your daily diet. All simple carbs are made of one or two sugar molecules. They are the quickest source of energy as they get rapidly digested.
Some of the foods that include simple carbs are Table sugar, Honey, Maple syrup, Molasses, Fruit drinks, Soft drinks, Candy, Jam, Jellies and Brown sugar etc. Don’t substitute artificial sweeteners for sugar. Next time you feel like eating anything, make a bowl of fresh salad or eat fresh fruits.
Quit Sugary Junk Foods: Studies have shown that about 80 percent of the over processed foods contain sugar. So if you really wanna control your cravings have fresh fruits in moderation. If you want to avoid giving in to a sugar craving completely, try chewing a stick of gum or keep a fruit handy for comfort your sugar cravings.
Eat Regularly: Eat a minimum of three meals and two snacks a day or have five small meals a day. It is noticed in many people that if they don’t eat regularly, their blood sugar levels drop and they feel hungry and are more likely to crave sweet sugary snacks.
Incorporate protein/ fat into each meal: Incorporating proteins/ fat will help control blood sugar levels. Make sure they are healthy sources of each. Add spices like coriander, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves and cardamom which will naturally sweeten your foods and reduce your sweet cravings.
Finally always be realistic and choose the right foods for eating. It’s ok indulging once in awhile but pay attention to your cravings. Once you learn to control on your sugar craving and eating habits then even fresh fruits will taste super sweet and satisfying. Do practice these amazing tips and stay healthy and fit.
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