For some of us, the struggle to cut sugar can be daily, drastically effecting our behaviour, moods and weight gain leading to severe health problems!
There is no doubt that you have experienced the highs and lows of sugar cravings, feeling the sudden urge of your favourite most indulgent treat, in the pantry, fridge, or wherever you can find it!
The good news is, we can help slash sugar cravings for GOOD!
Here are our top 5 steps to optimising your life, taking control of those cravings and achieving what you believe!
1. Incorporate more nutrients in your eating regime
Often, food cravings are majorly related to not having adequate magnesium, chromium & tryptophan in your diet. You can find these nutrients in whole food such as broccoli, eggs, legumes & grains (further explored below). Try adding two serves to your diet per day.
2. Eat unrefined carbohydrates in all main meals!
Your intake of carbohydrates can at times be a controversial due to unnecessary history of causing weight gain, however the inclusion of carbohydrates is important in most main meals to provide adequate, slow releasing energy that in fact facilitates fat loss whilst slashing food cravings!
Unrefined sources such as grains, oats, legumes, sweet potatoes & fruits are recommended & will ensure the energy is utilised all day long keeping your mind & body in control, minus the cravings!
3. Avoid Skipping Meals
Skipping meals can cause fluctuation in your blood sugar levels, causing cravings!
After each meal, the food you eat is broken down into glucose either to be used as energy, or to be stored for late on. If there are long periods of not eating, blood sugar levels spark up and your body must bring these down.
This releases hormones to do so, which ultimately enlarges your fat cells in their diameter to store more fat! Fasting periods therefore are not recommended when experiencing food cravings, but more so consistent, portioned meals to maintain well balanced blood sugar levels.
4. Add a shot of Apple Cider Vinegar into your morning routine
Add a wellness shot (30mL) of Apple Cider Vinegar into your morning routine! You can add 30mL of coconut water, lemon juice squeezed & some chlorophyll to stimulate gastric juices in your stomach aiding in your digestion ultimately reducing the sugar cravings! If you don’t have the added ingredients listed, just stick to Apple Cider Vinegar!
5. Watch your caffeine intake!
One serve of caffeine per day is recommended in the morning to avoid affecting sugar cravings. There are many delish non caffeinated alternatives that can replace caffeinated drinks and still soothe the taste buds!