7 Solutions to Sugar Cravings

7 Solutions to Sugar Cravings

We recently had Holistic Health Coach Charla Chatman give a seminar in studio about Stress and Sugar Cravings. Here are her 7 solutions to help curb your sugar cravings.

1) Check your bevvies!

    Sounds crazy, but sometimes sweet cravings area sign of dehydration. So pound a glass of water, wait 5 minutes and then see if you still have the craving.

    Also, too much caffeine mimics a blood sugar crash - you're high for a bit but then you come crashing down and crave... SUGAR, of course.

2) Satisfy your sweet tooth with sweet veggies, fruit, and spices.

     Your tongue has sweet taste buds that demand to be satisfied, so don't hold out on them! Add naturally sweet foods & spices to your diet like squash, yams, carrot, beets,                 berries, figs, apples, pears, cinnamon, coriander, nutmeg, and cloves.

3) Sleep!

    For many of us, this is easier said than done. But if you're constantly tired, your body is going to look for energy, usually in the form of sugar or caffeine. Power down an hour            earlier than usual and notice how your cravings disappear.

4) Check your protein.

    This is a fun, cool fact - watch how much protein and what kind of protein you're eating, especially animal protein. Eating too little animal protein can lead to massive sweet              cravings and eating too much animal protein can lead to sweet tooth cravings as well. When I work with clients we find just the right sweet spot for protein intake so they feel          satisfied.

5) Sniff out low-fat and fat free foods.

    When food manufacturers take the fat out of foods, what do they put in? Yep, sugar.

6) Move Yo'self.

    Movement is another kind of food for your body. It releases stress, makes you feel great and look great. When you don't get enough, the body starts to look for other ways to            blow off steam, like binging on Snickers bars.

7) Create new post-meal rituals.

     If you're a "dessert after your meal" person, one of the things you might love about that is the ritual of it. What are other possible post-meal rituals?

 

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