Do You Want To Beat Your Sugar Cravings in 21 Days?

Do you struggle with sugar cravings? I think we can all relate to this on some level, I know I certainly can – And this is especially difficult if you are trying to lose weight!

Now let’s start with why sugar cravings are so hard to resist. Well for starters, foods that are rick in sugar content tent to taste really sweet and more appealing than healthier options. Many of the foods that we consume on a daily basis are packed with sugar or fat. Often is the case that foods are low in fat but packed with sugar or vice versa.

When you eat foods on a daily basis that are rick in sugar content it is very difficult to break the habit and switch things up a bit. The key is to reduce your portions sizes or simply try to have only 1 item of food a day which contains a lot of sugar.

Sugar is everywhere! Don’t you know it; it’s in your coffee, tea, fizzy drinks and countless other drinks that you love to drink up each and every day. Can you see the problem with this? If you are selecting between 1 and 10 cups of tea or coffee a day to get you through the working day at the office, then you are going to run into a few problems ad become stresses, angry and overweight rather too quickly.

Now this is generalising and not completely accurate – but you get the point. If you are starting your day with a tea and ending it with a tea, then have a bunch in between, you’ve got to cut down otherwise you are taking in lots of excess calories into your body and this is no benefit at all.

Here’s the big problem with sugar – Sugar is the biggest enemy in your diet. No it’s not fat – Sugar is the enemy that you must cut down or simple remove from your diet – case depending.  Sugar is the main reason why more and more people are becoming addicted and overweight. The reason for that is because it is everywhere in your diet and lots of foods and drinks contain it.

Now how do you reduce your intake if its’ everywhere I hear you ask? The key is planning and preparation in what you eat – this is also known as journaling.  When you plan ahead of time what foods to eat on a specific day you can simply pick healthier food options which are reduce in sugar and salt and fat.

Read food labels. I cannot stress this enough. This is something nearly all of us don’t do – read food labels before we buy the item of food. The reason for this is because we are simply lazy to do it or we don’t understand food labels. If you want advice on how to read food labels then do some googling and you’ll find a ton of articles at walk you through the process.

How do you beat a sugar craving? You have to make healthier substitutes for the foods that you would normally eat and also reduce your sugar intake in the drinks that you have as well. This is like building a new habit from scratch – and anybody can do it. It is simply a matter of wanting to do it.

It takes about 21 days to form a new habit from scratch, so you can start today. The first tip I will personally give you is to cut down on tea and coffee beverages that you are consuming each and every day during the work day or at home. This should also include fizzy drinks that you may have during the day. You must replace these drinks with water or natural fruit juices – do not replace with processed fruit juices – many of these are rich in sugar content.

The next tip I will give you is to reduce your intake of simple carbs – sweets, cakes and biscuits. All of these types of food are rick in sugar and empty calories which will do no favours to your waistline or gut. You do not have to remove them altogether simply cut down on them. This is not about deprivation, it’s about moderation.

The next advice I would like to give you is to join a program that is specifically designed to help beat a sugar craving. There is one particular program that I believe to be a good fit for anyone because it has 3 levels to select from and is suitable for anyone to use regardless of the situation.

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The 21-Day Sugar Detox is a comprehensive, yet simple and effective real-foods based program to help break the chains sugar and carbs have on you – and help you find food freedom.

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Ok moving on to my next few tips…

Have a fatty snack 10 to 30 minutes before your meals.
Reason: You remain fuller longer. At the outlet of your stomach is a muscular ring, the pyloric valve. It regulates the speed at which food leaves your stomach and enters your small intestine. This valve is all that stands between the ziti in your stomach and a surge of glucose in your bloodstream. But you can send your pyloric valve a message to slow down. Fat triggers a reflex that constricts the valve and slows digestion. As little as a teaspoon of fat—easily provided by a handful of nuts or a piece of cheese—will do the trick, provided you eat it before your meal.

Start your meal with salad.
Reason: It soaks up starch and sugar. Soluble fiber from the pulp of plants—such as beans, carrots, apples, and oranges—swells like a sponge in your intestines and traps starch and sugar in the niches between its molecules. Soluble means “dissolvable”—and indeed, soluble fiber eventually dissolves, releasing glucose. However, that takes time. The glucose it absorbs seeps into your bloodstream slowly, so your body needs less insulin to handle it. A good way to ensure that you get enough soluble fiber is to have a salad—preferably before, rather than after, you eat a starch.

Eat some vinegar.
Reason: It slows the breakdown of starch into sugar. The high acetic acid content in vinegar deactivates amylase, the enzyme that turns starch into sugar. (It doesn’t matter what kind of vinegar you use.) Because it acts on starch only, it has no effect on the absorption of refined sugar. In other words, it will help if you eat bread, but not candy. But there’s one more benefit: Vinegar also increases the body’s sensitivity to insulin. You should consume vinegar at the start of your meal. Put it in salad dressing or sprinkle a couple of tablespoons on meat or vegetables. Vinegar brings out the flavor of food, as salt does.

Include protein with meals.
Reason: You won’t secrete as much insulin. Here’s a paradox: You want to blunt insulin spikes—but to do that, you need to start secreting insulin sooner rather than later. It’s like a fire department responding to a fire. The quicker the alarm goes off, the fewer firefighters will be needed to put out the blaze. Even though protein contains no glucose, it triggers a “first-phase insulin response” that occurs so fast, it keeps your blood sugar from rising as high later—and reduces the total amount of insulin you need to handle a meal. So have meatballs with your spaghetti.

 

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