When you fuel your body with proper nutrition, you won’t crave sugar - it’s that simple!
Breakfast is a must but when it comes to curbing those afternoon cravings, lunch is essential. Combine protein, fibre and fats into your lunch to keep you happy throughout the afternoon and those cravings at bay.
Tip 02. Make sleep a priority
Getting enough sleep is a vital key to success for your health. Not only will it help you to curb cravings, but it will keep you energized throughout the day so that you do not experience the “slump" you may otherwise feel when 3pm rolls around.
Scientific studies have determined that a lack of sleep is often followed by an increase in cravings for sweet, salty, and starchy foods. And researchers have also found that 97% of women make poor food choices when tired.
Tip 03. De-stress your life
If you’re working long days (or shifts) and working out in the gym, all on a few hours sleep a night, you’re going to have one hell of a time trying to kick sugar.
Likewise, if you're experiencing stress at home, on the job, or in your relationships, it makes sense that you would seek comfort from food. Given sugar's effect on your feel-good hormones, sweet foods are a natural choice for someone feeling down.
Whenever you’re making a major lifestyle change, ramp down all the other stressors in your life and add in things like regular yoga, meditation, deep breathing and other stress relievers.
Tip 04. Drink more water
Dehydration can often be confused with sugar cravings. If you feel a craving coming on, drink a big glass of water and then re-assess if you're still wanting sugar.
Tip 05. Move your body
Getting your body moving releases endorphins and helps increase your serotonin levels. This can make you feel happier and in turn help reduce your cravings.
Tip 06. Plan to fail
Sorry to say it, but chances are you’re not going to stop cold turkey on day one, and that’s okay!
Plan to fail with healthy energy boosting snacks that can replace the surgary treat you’re trying to avoid. Think high-fiber and protein snacks like high-fiber crackers & hummus, nuts, yogurt, chia pudding and protein shakes.
Steer clear of refined carbohydrates that lead to rapid spikes in blood sugar and insulin levels.
While these tips can help you to curb cravings and reduce your intake of sugar. Expect the process to be more difficult in the beginning and ease up as you move through the process. Remember, on average, it takes 66 days to develop new habits, even when these habits are healthy ones!
We get it, food cravings can feel overwhelming at times. In fact, they may feel like an addiction—completely out of your control. But many times you can help to curb sugar cravings on your own by simply changing some of your daily routines and habits.
Thankfully, I'm here to offer a helping hand
Beating sugar cravings a.k.a the mid-arvo slump, is one of the many reasons I’ve developed The Perfect Pair. A product exclusive to Mister Jones and specifically formulated to support all woman kind.