I’ve got a sweet tooth, there’s no doubt about that. It probably comes from my Dad’s genetics and most of the time I’m OK with it, except for when I’m trying to tone up and eat healthier.
My sweet tooth is what gets me in trouble whenever I try to “diet”. Whether I’m trying to get in shape for an upcoming vacation or simply burn off holiday calories, I always need to work extra hard to prevent my sugar cravings.
So today I thought we’d chat about how these cravings can actually be prevented! It’s always harder in the first week of cutting out sugar, but after that it’s usually smooth sailing. I actually find that after about 3-5 days of not eating sugar I no longer crave it or feel like I need it after a meal!
Tip #1 Drink Lemon Water
Throughout the day I find that lemon water helps to curb any sugar cravings I might have. It’s different for everyone but it’s been proven to keep blood sugar levels down and the pectin fibre in lemons actually helps fight cravings.
#2 Cut Out ALL Sugar
The type of sugar I’m talking about is processed sugar. In your coffee, tea, cookies, ice creams and even some sauces! I’ve tried the “eat in moderation” bit and it does NOT work nearly as well as cutting it ALL out does. It sucks for a few days but once your cravings are gone, they’re usually gone for good.
#3 Eat enough during your meals.
If you finish a meal feeling unfulfilled then you’re obviously going to want something sweet afterwards. By eating until you’re full (not overly full) you have a better chance of avoiding dessert.
This is what works for me but I want to know what works for you! Do you have any tips on how to stop sugar cravings?