Sugar cravings — they’re something we all experience from time to time. In fact, 97% of women experience them, and a whopping 68% of men complain about dealing with them as well.
The good news? I’m sharing my top four favorite hacks to beat sugar cravings and finally make them a thing of the past.
Want in? Read on.
What Causes Sugar Cravings Anway?
First, let’s break down what causes these cravings in the first place.
They can happen due to:
- Hormone imbalances
- Emotional/comfort eating
- Nutrient deficiencies
- Eating certain foods that trigger that pleasure/reward center in our brain (these tend to be sugary, comfort foods).
4 Hacks to Beat Sugar Cravings
Ready to bust sugar cravings and take control of your health? Here are my top four favorite hacks.
#1 Don’t Skip Meals
Sugar cravings are common when we’ve gone all day without eating or totally forgot to eat lunch. We can quickly become ravenous and eat whatever is within reach.
The trick here is to stay on top of your meals (and healthy snacks if needed). Eating on a regular schedule will help keep blood sugar levels in check, making it less likely you’ll reach for that candy bar in between meals.
#2 Out of Sight Out of Mind
When those intense sugar cravings come on, get out of the kitchen, and go for a walk. Sometimes all we need is a distraction and some much-needed self-care to take the edge off of those sugar cravings. And, when you step away and do something really good for yourself, you’ll feel even more empowered to just say no to those sugary snacks.
#3 Reduce Stress
Feel like you’re doing all the right things but still can’t shake those sugar cravings? It may be stress.
Chronic stress is a recipe for increased food cravings. When we’re stressed, we may reach for those comforting foods. This is where stress reduction comes into play. Regular exercise, eating well, staying connected to those you love, and a regular meditation practice can do wonders for your mental health and keeping stress levels in check.
#4 Reach For Something Healthier
Having a serious chocolate craving? Instead of totally depriving yourself, reach for something healthier. When you have something like Cacao Bliss right at your fingertips, it will be easy to whip up a healthy and guilt-free treat that tastes just like dessert, but packs in a hefty dose of nutritional value, like my Cacao Bliss Hot Chocolate.
Finally Say Goodbye to Sugar Cravings
If sugar cravings have been holding you back from reaching your health goals, it’s time to make a change. Use these four powerful hacks to bust cravings, and grab your bag of Cacao Bliss to nourish your body and indulge in pure decadence that will help keep those cravings at bay.
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