Let’s be honest, sugar cravings are more than just wanting to eat sugar. They take us over and we feel powerless to their calling.
I remember many years ago when the addiction was at its peak and my sugar cravings were affecting me on so many levels. I was always thinking about when my next sugar fix would be and what delicious treat I was going to devour next.
The sugar would give me a nice high that would give me a false sense of energy because shortly thereafter I would crash and burn.
Being out of balance like that not only affected my body but it affected my mind. I had to come up with a plan that I could implement fast and get some quick wins to get me going on the right path.
How about you? Are sugar cravings taking over your life and making it difficult for you to take back control of your health and your sanity? If you are needing something to get started on a making a change I’ve got some great tips for you!
Here are a few of my favorite ways to eliminate sugar cravings and stay on track to creating more energy, clear skin, weight loss, and so much more!
Cinnamon – Naturally helps to balance blood sugar levels and adds a familiar taste of comfort to things like tea and coffee. When a sugar craving hits why not have a Cinnamon tea on hand to give you that taste of sweet without the sugar. I love this tea and this tea looks delicious too.
Chromium – A mineral that’s often deficient if you find yourself craving sugar and refined carbs. Chromium is something I like to take on days where I’m especially prone to sugar cravings like when I’m stressed or my eating schedule is off. Always check with your health care practitioner first before taking to ensure you need it and for correct dosages.
Exercise – Sometimes the only reason you’re even craving sugar is that your body and brain are addicted to the rush of feel-good hormones. Exercise does the same thing, except it’s MUCH healthier. I have a treadmill and love that I can use it when it’s either too hot or too cold outside for walking. NO more excuses. 😉
Journaling – If you’re feeling emotional and your first instinct is to reach for the ice cream, try writing in a journal instead. You’ll feel so much better and by getting your emotions out of your head and on to paper is often all that’s needed.
You can find so many pretty journals out there like this one and this one and oooh how about this one?
Or how about a guided journal? These have prompts that can be fun to try if you’re not sure where to start with journaling. Here’s an e-book that I found helpful called Effortless Journaling: How to Start a Journal, Make It a Habit, and Find Endless Writing Topics that is free with Kindle Unlimited.
Here’s one that is geared towards food: Eat Pretty Live Well: A Guided Journal for Nourishing Beauty, Inside and Out that includes lively and informative overviews, fill-in trackers and checklists, thought-provoking Q&As, goal-setting guidance, prompts for self-reflection, and repeating spreads for monitoring 40 days of living and eating well—all in a gorgeous, illustrated package. Love.
Choose a journal that will inspire you to pick it up and let it all out.
Citrus essential oil – Taking a few deep inhalations of lemon or orange essential oil will provide a jolt of uplifting feel-good hormones as well as a gentle energy boost.
Drink tea – Herbal teas, especially licorice tea which is naturally sweet, are great for providing a touch of sweetness alongside delicious flavor. I love this tea even though it’s for when you have a sore throat you can drink it anytime as it has good things for healthy digestion as well.
Take a whole foods multivitamin – Sugar cravings stem from nutrient deficiencies, taking a whole foods vitamin supplement can help to address deep-seated nutritional issues and get you back on track to feeling good and craving free.
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