Health and Fitness

End Sugar Cravings Today!

End Sugar Cravings Today!
Written by Mae Davies
The 2 Week Diet
If your sugar cravings have a lot to do with your weight issues and your crazy emotional roller coaster on a day to day basis, then it’s time to stop and think about what you can do about it.  Sugar cravings are okay, but if your need for sugar is transforming you into a totally different character when left unsatisfied, you might be in a little trouble.  Well, fret not.  You can definitely still put a rein on those cravings and end all of the bad stuff it always comes with.  Read on and find out how you can get rid of sugar cravings and end it all today.

Eat smart

When you are hungry, go for foods that are packed with all the nutrients that you need to sustain and nourish your body.  Make sure to add proteins and good fat into your diet so that you feel full and your hunger is satisfied the right way.  Also be aware of what you put in your mouth.  While it is true that some food may look so irresistibly enticing, that doesn’t mean you have to always eat them.  Get rid of you sugar cravings today by eating smart.

Eat regularly

Never skip a meal.  This is probably one of the reasons why there is a spike in your blood sugar.  You can get rid of your cravings by having small but frequent healthy meals all throughout the day.  This should keep your blood sugar stable and keep your focus on the balance.

Learn the art of distraction

When you feel the urge to munch on anything sweet, even if you just ate a full meal, draw your attention to something else.  Thinking about other things to do like reading your favorite book, watching television, or going out for a walk can help get rid of your cravings for sugar.

sugar cravingsKeep some fruits handy

Whether fresh or dried, fruits can be great substitutes for your need for sweets.  Although some fruits contain sugar, these are still combined with other nutrients that are beneficial to your body and your overall health.  Get rid of sugar cravings by reaching for your fruits instead of a bar of chocolate or a can of soda. 

When you’re cutting down your sugar intake for weight loss purposes, make sure to set goals that are realistic and attainable.  One of the reasons a weight loss program can fail is because of the impossible targets set.  You can’t get rid of sugar cravings overnight; that’s for sure.  If you are willing to make some healthy changes in your life, be patient.  Take it one step at a time.

Are you willing to give up some sugar in your life and be freed from the bonds of having to constantly battle against your need for sweets?  Well, you can and you can start today.  All you need is the drive to embrace a way of life and eating that will get you back on track.  Start today before it’s too late!

About the author

Mae Davies

BA, MA Psychology (and Conflict Resolution), University of Cambridge (2007). With a decade of trial and error in psychology and 33 years of navigating my own complex (that's one word for it!) relationships with family, friends, co-workers and men, I hope I have some useful knowledge and skills to share with my readers about making sense of relationships and trying to become a better person every day.