Wellness

How to Deal With Sugar Cravings

Consuming excesses sugar can affect your sleep and lead you into a vicious cycle of low energy and high sugar consumption. But you can reset your body to consume less—or no—added sugar, and you will feel incredible.

During your reset time, you may have sugar cravings. Below are some online resources and ideas to help you deal with those. Scroll all the way to the bottom to find out why we featured a photo of ice cream at the top of the article.

Combine Multiple Techniques and Strategies to Deal With Sugar Cravings, But Only Choose the Right Ones For You

The links below are from a variety of different websites. Some websites make money through advertising or brand exposure, like Huffington Post and Doctor Oz, while some sites make money by selling books or products elsewhere on the site. Whenever researching health topics online, use your discernment to decide if the techniques and strategies presented are right for you, and be cautious about spending any money on the site or taking unfamiliar supplements. When in doubt, ask your doctor.

10 Secrets for Ending Your Sugar Cravings For Good

This article lists 10 techniques for dealing with sugar cravings that include avoiding processed foods, eating plenty of greens, meditating, and consuming fermented foods like sauerkraut and yogurt.

How To Break Your Sugar Addiction

Susan Biali M.D. gives you 5 practical strategies in her Psychology Today article for breaking your sugar addiction including going for low glycemic snacks like fresh blueberries and strawberries instead of treats with added sweeteners.

Easy Ways to Kick Your Su​gar Addiction

Dr. Oz offers 4 helpful hints that include adding fruit to your meals and weaning yourself off sugary sodas by increasingly diluting them with seltzer.

20 Tips to Curb Sugar Cravings and Kick the Addiction

The Huffington Post offers a helpful slideshow that includes tips likes including fats and proteins in your breakfasts and each meal, taking Omega 3 Fatty Acid supplements, and distracting yourself. The photos in the slides don’t seem to work anymore, but the hints are still very relevant.

Sugar Addiction Escape Plan

This article presents 10 thoughtful and kind tips for self-care while you are dealing with sugar addiction, such as creating a supportive environment, knowing your true value, and forgiving yourself.

Sugar Addiction–How Does That Happen and What Can You Do About It?!

This article by clinical psychologist Susan Shekut gives you links to help you better understand the psychology behind sugar addiction, and gives recommendations for psychological treatment options like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

How To Make Creamy Ice Cream with Just One Ingredient!

If you were thinking we were tempting you with a photo of ice cream at the top of a post about kicking your sugar habit, we were—sort of. The photo is of “ice cream” made of a single ingredient: food-processed frozen bananas. No sweetener of any kind is added. It tastes just like ice cream. This article gives you instructions with photos on how to make it.

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Sugar’s Effect on Your Sleep, and How to Quit

Consuming excess sugar leads to more awakenings when you’re trying to sleep through the night, according to a 2016 sleep study conducted by Columbia University, where 26 adults were studied in a sleep lab.

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A Beautiful Day (or The Psychology of Sugar Cravings)

Close your eyes. (You may need a friend to read to you.) Visualize a great day. You just had an excellent night’s sleep, the sun is shining, and you have incredible energy.

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Liquid Energy: Instantly Boost Your Health

Hydration is valuable. Good hydration is central to your most basic physiological functions, including regulating blood pressure, body temperature, and digestion.

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