Sugar cravings can be a real problem.
Sugar is incredibly addictive—a lot more so than most people realize.
And yet, it’s present in most foods we have available in the United States.
It’s in everything from fast food, to cake, to cookies, to candy.
You can find sugar in almost everything.
The good news, however, is that you can also avoid it.
And to be honest, avoiding it isn’t such a bad idea.
Processed sugar is pretty bad for you.
If you eat too much of it, you can increase your risk for all kinds of different diseases, conditions, and illnesses.
For example, eating too much sugar can make you overweight—which can make you more susceptible to diseases like type 2 diabetes.
This can also increase your risk for all kinds of different heart and metabolic conditions.
So how do you fight those sugar cravings and stick to a healthier diet that’s just lighter in processed sugar? (And/or find a snack to eat to solve those munchy cravings without packing in a bunch of extra calories?)
Well, that’s a good question.
And in this post, you’re gonna learn five tips to help you do exactly that.
Let’s jump into it.
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1. Give In—Just A Little
Sugar cravings can be pretty intense.
It’s a really addictive substance. And to be honest, kicking the habit entirely (if you’re going to take part in society at all) is pretty difficult.
The good news is that you don’t have to completely get rid of sugar to enjoy the benefits of a low sugar lifestyle.
You can compromise by eating very small amounts of it.
And that’s really what this tip is focused on.
If you give in just a little bit once in a while, and cut way back on sugar instead of quitting altogether, you may be able to beat those sugar cravings and end up living a much healthier lifestyle as a result.
2. Chew Gum
Find yourself some healthy gum that doesn’t pack in a bunch of sweeteners, additives, or sugar.
This can help to stave off cravings by giving your mouth and your tastebuds something to do that doesn’t involve consuming a bunch of processed sugar or high fructose corn syrup.
The great news about this tip is that there are all kinds of different flavors of gum to choose from, so you can pretty much pick whatever you like.
3. Eat Fruit
Fruit contains natural sugar, but it’s definitely better than consuming processed sugar in things like candy or soda.
Plus, fruit is good for you in all kinds of other ways.
It packs in plenty of vitamins and nutrients to help make your body healthier and stronger.
If you’re really struggling with those sugar cravings, consider getting some fruit to help stave them off.
4. Give Yourself A Cheat Day
Some people conquer their sugar cravings by abstaining from it for four, five, or six days out of the week, and then giving themselves a cheat day where they’re allowed to eat sweets.
This works especially well if you give yourself one cheat day per week, and then abstain from sugar for the other six days.
This still takes some self-control—but at least you still have that one day to look forward to.
5. Get An Accountability Partner
Whenever you set goals to do anything difficult in life, it’s always going to be easier if you find yourself an accountability partner to help hold you accountable to your goals.
Quitting sugar is a difficult thing.
But if you can find a friend, colleague, or loved one who has the same desire to quit sugar, then the two of you can join together, keep tabs on each other, and basically motivate each other and hold each other accountable.
This will make you far more likely to reach the goal than if you were to try to do it alone.
There you have it.
Five ways to fight sugar cravings that will actually work.
The good news is that where there’s a will, there’s a way.
You can quit sugar.
You just have to be creative about it, and find a plan that works for you.
Now get out there and make it happen. You’ve got this!