Sugar cravings: How to curb your sugar cravings (2020)
Written by: Christopher Partrat
As you now know, sugar is like a wolf in sheep’s clothing, under the marketing guise of smiles, happiness and good natured fun, sugar and sugar cravings takes a gradual but very real tax on your body.
Overconsumption of sugar is a difficult problem to track, as it manifests in many different ways, for example: low energy, constant cravings, weight gain, difficulty sleeping and a weakened immune system. Moreover, health risks associated with prolonged use of sugar include heart disease and diabetes among many other awful consequences.
1. Increase your protein intake
Supplementing your diet with quality protein is essential. Protelicious, our cold processed grass fed whey protein, is considered a high quality protein due to the way it’s composition.
It helps reduce sugar cravings, balance your hormones, raise your energy levels and slows down the aging process, all of which can be negatively affected by sugar. It’s one of the best remedies to curb sugar cravings as it is not only delicious but keeps you full for long. It is the perfect band-aid to heal with. Additionally, adding clean animal protein, that provides quality amino acid, upgrades the antioxidant reserves, which are essential to fight against oxidative stress and chronic inflammation (also often caused by sugar rich food).
2. Eating proper meals regularly
When curbing a sugar habit, focus on consuming filling, healthy meals that consume a mixture of vegetables, complex carbohydrates, fats and protein. This will ensure that you will stay satiated in between meals and not experience bad energy crashes which is typically when sugar cravings start.
3. Replacing processed sugar with natural alternatives
When curbing sugar cravings, the key is to differentiate between foods that contain artificial sugars versus natural sugars.
Try replacing those sweet snacks containing artificial sugars with something more natural, like stevia. For example, instead of snacking on candy or chocolate, try opting for a delicious peach smoothie with an added scoop of Protelicious. Although the peach has naturally occurring sugars, the peach contains fibre & nutrients which helps your body digest and break it’s natural sugars down. Additionally, the scoop of Protelicious with the hint of stevia gives you a sustained increase in energy that lasts for a while while satisfying your sweet tooth. Slowly, it gives your body a longer and more controlled burst of energy. The chocolate bar, however, will give you a quick insulin spike leading to a short but intense increase in energy levels.
4. Move your body
Exercise, dance or do some yoga. Whatever movement you enjoy will help reduce tension, boost your energy and decrease your need for a sugar lift.
Your body will feel better!
Whenever you feel a craving, gravitate to one go-to snack that would give you a longer burst of energy. Our recipe section has tones of great sugar free snack ideas. If you continue this habit, you will find yourself without cravings, feeling more energized, your sleep will improve, and you may even end up losing a few unhealthy pounds along the way.