Sugar has become the source of many serious health problems in the US because of the overconsumption of it. As a society, our foods have become drenched with sugar and as a result, many people are suffering from sugar addictions without knowing it. If you are aware of your sugar addiction and are ready to kick it, try these ideas;
1. Replace your thoughts, replace your habits.
Find foods that are delicious and desirable to you but that are sugar-free. Then when you find yourself thinking about ice cream or a candy bar, switch your thoughts to this other desirable treat.
2. Snack often.
Keep a healthy and yummy snack nearby that can feed your cravings. Being hungry can amplify your desire to have sugar. Nuts and other protein rich foods are great snacks that are filling too.
3. Don’t use a sugar substitute.
By consuming a sugar substitute, your body is still being satisfied with a sweet. To break this craving, you have to stay away from it for a period of time and replace it with something non-sweet.
4. Allow yourself time.
You didn’t get addicted to sugar overnight, so don’t expect your cravings to go away that quickly. However, giving yourself a good 60 days of new eating habits, and you will find your body will crave your new diet.