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7 Tips to Stop Sugar Cravings

How to Get Off Sugar

It takes about 7 days to get the addiction out of your system. This does not mean the cravings will disappear but the intense addiction needs that amount of time.  Wean yourself off sugar or go cold-turkey.  The choice is yours — you pick the way that works for you as we are all different.

Tips on How Wean Yourself Slowly:

1. Eat fresh and dried fruit instead of sugary sweets – Although they are filled with natural sugar, they are a healthier choice as fruit is filled with vitamins, minerals and fiber.  It is okay at first to eat a bigger quantity of them while weaning.
2. Dessert Rules – Week 1: Maximum once a day. Week 2: twice a week. Week 3: once a week.  Make it your rule to have raw fruit at least half the time.
3. Try Stevia – A natural sugar alternative that actually nourishes the pancreas and has no calories. Stevia is an herbal extract from the Stevia Rebaudiana leaf that has been shown to regulate blood sugar and blood pressure.
4. Don’t skip meals – When you miss regular meals; you create a starving situation in your body and you will eat anything to bring your blood sugar level back to normal and you know what that means.
5. Instead of soda pop, lemonade & iced tea – Make lemonade with stevia and herb tea with stevia.  If you need that carbonated zing, add sparkling mineral water. When at a party or at the bar, drink soda water with lime or lemon.
6. No sweets in your cupboards or fridge – It is too tempting to have them available.
7. When craving strikes, go for a walk – Athletes’ cravings for sweet foods declines after exercise; they prefer salty foods.

How to Get Off Sugar Quickly

I am so passionate about getting off sugar that I offer Healthy Web Trainings where you get focused support in eating perfectly balanced healthy meals which includes shopping lists, menues and video training.   Sometimes just knowing what to do is not enough.  A person has to feel  confident enough to do it easily.

Tip: Read labels for hidden sugars & sugar aliases
Hidden sugars: tomato sauce, baked beans, packaged foods, chewing gum, mints, and lunch meats.
Sugar aliases: corn syrup, dextrin, dextrose, fructose, fruit juice concentrate, high-fructose corn syrup, galactose, glucose, honey, hydrogenated starch, invert sugar maltose, lactose, mannitol, maple syrup, molasses, polyols, sorghum, sucrose, sorbitol, and xylitol.

Natural Alternatives to Sugar:

This article is a second in a three-part series about sugar. The third will deal with all the wonderful natural sweeteners, their different qualities, benefits, and when to use them.

Sugar-Free Recipes

To also assist you in this area, I offer recipes that I have worked with, sometimes for years. Most of them are 100 percent sugar-free, gluten-free and vegan.

Gingerbread Cake :  This is to DIE FOR and unlike many deserts is very balancing to your health.
Brown Rice Pudding
:  A tasty familiar treat.
Apple Cake
:  I tried FIVE TIMES to get this just right.

Enjoy.

Related:
7 Tricks to Tame Your Sweet Tooth
Reasons to Avoid Sugar & Artificial Sweeteners
10 Surprisingly Sugary Foods

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Diana Herrington

Diana Herrington turned a debilitating health crisis into a passion for helping others with healthy, sugar-free, gluten-free, eating and cooking. After testing and researching every possible healthy therapy on her delicate system she has developed simple, powerful principles which she shares in her recent book Eating Green and Lean, and as host to Care2 groups: Healthy Living Network and Healthy Cooking. She is the head chef at Real Food for Life, where she shares recipes and tips. Sign up for the Real Food for Life weekly newsletter or catch her on Facebook or Twitter (@DancinginLife).

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3:43PM PDT on Jul 21, 2015

I have always had trouble with sweet and carb cravings particurly at 3pm and after dinner! I was prepping for a bodybuilding contest so this was not ideal. Due to my strict food plan it made it hard to eat foods to resolve this. I found Zanetics Crave-Stop, a great supplement in the form of a tablet that conquered my food cravings and also helped with my hunger. The ingredients in Crave-Stop are all in the website and explain exactly what it dies for the body. It gives the body the nutrients it needs to fight the cravings at the source. If anyone wants to check the product out you can see it here www.Crave-Stop.com they also have an awesome instagram with nutrition and health facts - @crave-stop

My friends and I use Crave-Stop to keep us on tract with our diet and assist with weigh loss. Highly recommend this product.

3:43PM PDT on Jul 21, 2015

I have always had trouble with sweet and carb cravings particurly at 3pm and after dinner! I was prepping for a bodybuilding contest so this was not ideal. Due to my strict food plan it made it hard to eat foods to resolve this. I found Zanetics Crave-Stop, a great supplement in the form of a tablet that conquered my food cravings and also helped with my hunger. The ingredients in Crave-Stop are all in the website and explain exactly what it dies for the body. It gives the body the nutrients it needs to fight the cravings at the source. If anyone wants to check the product out you can see it here www.Crave-Stop.com they also have an awesome instagram with nutrition and health facts - @crave-stop

My friends and I use Crave-Stop to keep us on tract with our diet and assist with weigh loss. Highly recommend this product.

3:42PM PDT on Jul 21, 2015

I have always had trouble with sweet and carb cravings particurly at 3pm and after dinner! I was prepping for a bodybuilding contest so this was not ideal. Due to my strict food plan it made it hard to eat foods to resolve this. I found Zanetics Crave-Stop, a great supplement in the form of a tablet that conquered my food cravings and also helped with my hunger. The ingredients in Crave-Stop are all in the website and explain exactly what it dies for the body. It gives the body the nutrients it needs to fight the cravings at the source. If anyone wants to check the product out you can see it here www.Crave-Stop.com they also have an awesome instagram with nutrition and health facts - @crave-stop

My friends and I use Crave-Stop to keep us on tract with our diet and assist with weigh loss. Highly recommend this product.

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4:49AM PDT on May 7, 2015

Time for a change for health

2:35AM PDT on Mar 19, 2015

Thanks for the info.

10:21AM PST on Jan 26, 2015

THANKS FOR THESE SUGGESTIONS.

7:35PM PDT on Sep 15, 2014

I will try these

11:58AM PST on Jan 13, 2014

i could use more dried fruit in my life

4:31PM PST on Dec 13, 2013

Thanks for sharing.

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