If you are anything like me, then you crave sugary sweet treats like crazy. I couldn’t seem to feel completely satisfied after any meal unless I ate a little bit of chocolate, some candy, etc. Here are three- realistic ways to help get rid of sugar cravings for good! They worked for me and if they work for you, I’d love to hear from you, comment below!
Step 1: Replace Refined Sugar with Natural Sweeteners
This step means exactly what it says. You need to get rid of all the white sugar and high fructose corn syrup in your house wherever it may lurk and replace it with natural, whole food forms of sugar like honey, maple syrup, coconut sugar and cane sugar.
High fructose corn syrup is hiding in more household items then you might think, your condiments, chocolate milk and even bread can surprise you.
Whatever you do, don’t replace the refined sugars with artificial sweeteners. Studies have shown that people who consume a lot of artificial sweeteners crave sugar more than those who eat the sugar in its natural form
Step 2: Increase the Amount of Whole, Unprocessed Fats in Your Diet
The sugar cravings many of us experience are due to the lack of enough healthy, whole fats in our diet.
I used to think that it was lack of willpower that was preventing me from succeeding in getting my sugar cravings under control. As it turned out, it wasn’t a lack of willpower at all. It was my low-fat diet that was the primary problem.
Once I switched to whole yoghurt from low-fat or fat-free yoghurt, and butter from vegetable oil and butter substitutes, I noticed my sugar cravings rapidly diminished! Healthy fats are full of nutrition and it is a huge asset in stabilizing your blood sugar
Still try to avoid trans-fats, partially hydrogenated fats, and any other cheap vegetable oils that are used in processed foods. But welcome with open arms cream, butter, egg yolks, coconut oil, and other forms of traditional, nourishing fats.
Step 3: Remove All Forms of Processed Whole Sugars From Your Home
Once you have abandoned the low-fat lifestyle and embraced traditional fats in your home, you are ready for the next step: getting rid of all processed sugar foods in your home even if made with organic, whole natural sweeteners.
That’s right, lose the natural sodas, organic cookies, pop tarts, organic chocolate and any other organic junk food that you started buying when you switched from refined sugar to natural sugars in step one above.
You can still eat as much natural, whole sugars as you want if made with honey, maple syrup, sucanat, coconut sugar. The catch is, you can’t buy them to have to make them yourself!
So if you want chocolate chip cookies, have at it. You just must make them at home using whole, natural sugars.You can’t just walk to the pantry and pick up a bag of Newman’s Own Organic Chocolate Chip Cookies.
What this step introduces is the inconvenience factor. When something is inconvenient, most of the time, you will just skip doing it, right?
Our culture is sugar saturated so sometimes you are simply going to indulge. Don’t worry about it or feel guilty about it for even one moment when it happens.
If you have slain the sugar monster in your home by transitioning to only natural sugars, eating more whole fats, forbidding organic junk food from finding a regular home in your pantry, and eating homemade sweets only on an occasional basis, then you have absolutely accomplished your goal!
You are now eating natural, whole sweets in moderation and enjoying them in a safe manner that will not threaten your long-term health.
Well done, my friend!