A lot of people ask me about sugar cravings, and more specifically, how to get rid of them.
Most people know about the obvious sugar bombs like soda and candy but in order to keep a stable blood sugar, we also have to be aware of the "hidden sugars" in our food.
Most people have heard that "sugar" is bad for you. But ironically, our entire body relies on sugar. Carbohydrates supply energy to your body’s vital functions. Think of it as gas for your car. As there are different kinds of gas, there are also different types of sugars. Each one behaves differently within your body. So we want to find the right type of energy for our body to function at the optimal level.
Also worth mentioning, sugar is very addictive so if you find yourself having severe sugar cravings, you will need to do a real sugar detox to eliminate all types of sugar from your diet until the cravings lose their strength... I did this for three weeks last year, and I literately had no sugar, nothing. Not even a piece of fruit.
Sugar addiction can’t be cured in a day so do your best and be proud that you are taking yet another step in the right direction! Here's a few things to think about...
Avoid processed foods
Processed foods will almost always contain lots of different kinds of refined sugar that will spike your blood sugar through the roof and leave you wanting for more.
Satisfy your sweet tooth naturally
Raw balls & fruit is a great option. Eat the food in its natural form to get all the fibers and stuff. Avoid highly processed stuff.
Drink plenty of water
A lot of times when we find ourselves craving something or feeling hungry we're actually dehydrated. Just drinking a big glass of water can help eliminate some of those sugar cravings that you have.
Have plenty of greens
Green stuff alkalizes our body. Sugar is one of the most acid forming foods that you can eat and the acidic state it creates in your body is partly responsible for leaving you wanting more. Eating more alkalizing foods will balance you pH and enable all of your cells, organs, and systems to function at maximum performance.
Good luck! <3
Is a raw chef and recipe developer at Happy Health blog. She work as a raw food pastry chef, recipe developer, food stylist, photographer and personal chef.