8 Tips To Help You Handle Sugar Cravings
1. Keep Busy
Sugar cravings generally only last for 20 minutes so get active, phone a friend or get busy tackling an item on your to-do list.
2. Eat a Balanced Diet
Often cravings can be satiated by eating a healthy, high protein diet. Eat regularly so you don’t get hungry. Often hunger is mistaken for cravings.
3. Eat More Protein
Protein is great for satiety, and it may help with cravings as well
4. Drink Water
Dehydration adds to cravings so keep well hydrated.
5. Avoid Excess Stress
This is the time to avoid unnecessary stresses as much as possible. Don’t take on new projects or work overtime if it can be helped. Keep as calm as possible. Meditation is great if that’s your thing!
6. Sleep Well
Giving your body the rest it needs will help reduce cravings and increase your overall mental and physical well-being to get you through
7. Ask for Help
Don’t be afraid to ask your family and friends to support you by avoiding eating sugary foods when you’re around or simply by providing an encouraging phone call every now and then.
8. And Finally... Be Kind to Yourself
Whether it’s booking a massage, seeing a movie or going to the theatre, reward yourself with something that will keep you stress free and strong through your cravings. Go on, you deserve it!