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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Quick Tips to Overcome Sugar Cravings!!

  • Wanting to eat sweet things is what comes naturally and is in our genes as the first taste we all prefer from birth is for sweet things.
  • Sugar is a form of carbohydrate and carbohydrates cause the release of serotonin a feel good brain chemical.
  • Eating sugar also releases calming and relaxing endorphins that provide a natural “high”.
  • Last but not least sweet things tastes good and because of this we use them as a way of rewarding ourselves.

However sugar cravings can also be caused by a hormonal imbalance or a medical condition such as diabetes or by stress. It is therefore very important to seek the advice of your doctor if you start to suffer from sudden and unexplainable cravings.

Tips that can help you to beat sugar cravings:
  • Chew sugar free gum.
  • Eat a few berries.
  • Eat a sugar free jello.
  • Eat a fat free yogurt, this contains a small amount of naturally occurring sugar.
  • Have a Low Carb Creamy Hot Chocolate (but not too often!) or other sweet treat such as an oat bran muffin.
  • Eat few tomatoes or hard boiled egg. It really works!!
  • Eat regularly every 3 to 5 hours as this helps keep your blood sugar levels stable.
  • Go for a walk and see if the craving disappears.
  • Drink a glass of water and make sure you are drinking enough water each day. Being dehydrated can also cause sugar cravings.
  • Don’t shop on an empty stomach as you will find it very difficult to control your cravings with all that food around!
Enjoy Your Day!! :)

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