1) Reduce or eliminate caffeine. The ups and downs of caffeine include blood sugar swings, dehydration, mineral depletion, and an increase in sugar cravings.
2) Drink water. Sometimes sweet cravings are a sign of dehydration. Before you “go for it," have a glass of water and then wait a few minutes to see what happens.
3) Eat sweet vegetables and fruit. The more you eat, the less you crave sugar. Incorporate sweet potatoes, cooked carrots, yams, and butternut squash into your diet.
4) Use gentle sweets. Avoid chemicalized, artificial sweeteners. Use gentle natural sweeteners like maple syrup (grade B), brown rice syrup, xylitol, coconut sugar, and stevia.
5) Get physical activity. Start with simple activities like walking or yoga. Exercise helps to balance your blood sugar levels and reduce tension without medicating yourself with sugar.
6) Get more sleep and R&R. When you are tired or stressed, your body will crave energy – in the form of sugar.
7) Evaluate the amount of animal food you eat. Eating too much or too little animal protein can lead to cravings for sweets.
8) Eliminate fat-free or low-fat foods. These foods contain high quantities of sugar and are void of nutrients which will just send you on the roller coaster ride.
9) Experiment with spices such as coriander, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and cardamom. They will naturally sweeten your foods and reduce cravings.
10) Slow down and find sweetness in non-food ways. Your body does not biologically need sugar, but it does long for hugs, time with friends and family, time in nature, workouts, massages, etc.
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This program does not involve deprivation, denial or willpower. Instead it provides education, upgrades and empowerment that allows you to give yourself a better life.
This course was designed to stop the madness of that cycle because the changes are upgrades that are simple, easy and enjoyable. They do not add to your burden, they alleviate it.