Soooo good but SOOOOO BAD.
Honestly, eff sugar. There is no reason for it to be so sweet and delicious – and then on top of that it has to be unhealthy and addictive? Here’s how we can try to get rid of those pesky cravings so we can get out of this toxic relationship.
1. Cut processed foods out of your diet.
Sugar is the lifeblood of processed food – without it, they wouldn’t exist. You’re doing yourself zero favours by relying on food from boxes and cans. Here’s something sufficiently terrifying: a 2013 Connecticut College study confirmed that Oreos could be as addictive as cocaine.? Step. Away. From. The. Shelf.
2. Don’t ignore your sweet tooth.
Shame, she didn’t ask for this – she still deserves some love. Work on replacing sugar with natural sweeteners instead of drinking bitter tea for the rest of your life. Yes, it’s pretty costly – but that will just provide you with more incentive to cut down.
3. Wean yourself rather than quitting cold turkey.
Are you one of those people who has two sugars in a coffee? Take it down to 1.5, and then eventually one. Before you know it, you’ll realise the milk is sweet enough on its own (and the two sugars you used to swear by will actually be unpleasantly sweet).
4. Drink enough water.
Strange but true – sometimes you think your body is craving sugar when it’s actually just dehydrated. Always be sure you’re getting enough, especially on hotter days.
5. Have a fruit.
Fruit is nature’s sweets (kind of). Keep fruit handy for when sugar cravings hit, so you’ll get fibre and nutrients along with some sweetness. Also, keep some trail mix packed with dried fruit, nuts and coconut handy so you have something else to reach for.
6. Cut soft drinks out completely.
Seriously. You don’t need those in your life. Nobody needs them.
From Cosmo ZA
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