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4 Tips To End Sugar Cravings

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1. Avoid Processed Foods. Here’s the skinny on this one: Food manufacturers spend massive amounts of money on resources on making their foods as “rewarding” as possible to the brain, which leads to over consumption. You know the saying, “You can’t eat just one?” This is true when eating processed foods. It seems as though most of you responded to my blog with sugar cravings as a problem in the evenings. It would be beneficial to you to not eat processed foods after 3pm.

2. Increase your Serotonin. What! Is! That! Serotonin is a neurotransmitter in the body which is thought to be a contributor to feelings of well-being and happiness. How does this relate to my sugar cravings, you ask? Studies have shown when levels of serotonin are elevated, you are less likely to have cravings for sweets. Serotonin can be elevated through exercise, diet and the right sleep schedule.

3. Drink plenty of water. Sometimes we mistake hunger for thirst. So you possibly may be dehydrated! Here’s a great tip for increasing your water AND have your sugar fix: 1. fill a glass with water 2. Squeeze 1/2 fresh lemon in water 3. add a little bit of Stevia. BAM! A refreshing healthy lemonade.

4. Make your plate mainly GREEN! Oh how my kids mock me when they fill their dinner plate. Eating greens helps boost energy and reduce your sugar cravings. What would be better than a huge green salad with a lemon vinaigrette and a large glass of refreshing fresh squeezed lemonade.

Bonus! Adding some protein to your meals also helps curb those cravings. Add some lentils or quinoa to your salad! YUM!

Please leave a comment, go ahead, leave one, let me know if this was helpful!!

Enjoy your week,

Nicole

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2 thoughts on “4 Tips To End Sugar Cravings”

  1. Love this, Nicole! We gave up processed foods a month or so ago, and trying to limit sugar … and that’s tough for this sweet craver! Going to try your lemonade idea! 🙂

    1. Hey there! Giving up processed foods are super tough! We try to limit the amount for the family to minimal. They actually love eating healthy for the most part! I have given up meat and dairy for a couple weeks now and I love it! I’m trying to keep my body at a more alkaline level! A few pounds have drifted away too!! I have to say I do like a slice of pizza and an ice cream every now and then!! If you have any tips please pass them on! Any cool recipes, etc!! Always looking for new ideas!!! Hugs from VA!! Ps- waiting to see you on shark tank!!

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