It’s 4 pm and you are still sitting in your office. You don’t take drugs, you are not an alcoholic, you don’t consume coffee or you may not even smoke. However, you do consume a lot of cookies and chocolate.
There are many people addicted to sugar that find themselves craving for sugar (something sweet) that will lift them up. But the energy that you get will soon drop.
We are all surrounded by pretty packages of sugary delights that look so innocent and tempting. Unfortunately, these sweet things are far from it.
Many studies have shown that sugar isaddictive as cocaine. You may think “Yeah that’s ok, but it is not harmful to my overall health as cocaine?” Can I get your attention to remind you the harmful effects of the sugar to your mental and physical health.
1.Suagris not filling but very calorific which is the main reason to quit this harmful substance. That’s the main reason why people tend to over eat the sweet things.
2.Immune system is suppressed by sugar – regular consumption of sugary drinks and foods during the day stop the immunity from working properly.
3.Inflammation is often caused by sugar – it can lead to heart diseases, cancer, diabetes and causes pain
4.Tooth decay can be caused by sugar.
5.Suagr accelerates the aging process by reducing the release of the human growth hormone.
We are only humans so we don’t have to feel ashamed of these habits. However, it is really important to be aware of what we put in our bodies. Today I am going to present you personal tips that will help you to quit sugar, feel happier and healthier.
TRICKS TO QUIT SUGAR FOR GOOD
Detox your body
When people eliminate sugar from their diet and do a detox, they decrease sugar carvings. Although the reaction can be overwhelming for the first time, but the desire for sugary things will disappear because your body will adjust itself.
We usually eat irregularly when we are often busy. If you don’t consume food regularly, your blood sugar level will drop, you will feel hungry and you’ll crave sugary snacks. To maintain normal blood sugar levels, you have to consume five small meals a day.
The consumption of good breakfast is the key to prevent sugar carvings. You have to consume fruits, vegetables, healthy fat and protein for breakfast instead of sugary foods and carbs. Protein and healthy fat will control your blood sugar levels so try to consume them with every meal.
Reduce or eliminate processed foods
Processed foods are extremely full of sugar. Many of them do not seem to contain artificial sweeteners and sugar, but they actually have large amount of it. You have to build new habits to read the labels and check the sugar content of the products.
Anxiety, stress and mood usually cause to consume sugary foods. If you want to stop eating sugar, you have to be aware of these emotional issues. Try to ask yourself if you are consuming sugary things because you are stressed, worried, bored, so you have to find solutions such as listen to music, go to a movie, practice yoga, meet with friend, read, go for a walk, – if the answer is yes.
Deficiencies of zinc, magnesium, vanadium and chromium may cause you to crave sugar because they are involved in insulin production. You have to intake all the minerals and vitamins to maintain the overall health.
Get enough Sleep
Lack of sleep is not recommended for those who want to quit sugar and maintain a healthy weight. Those who don’t sleep enough consume moreunhealthy sweet foods. Fatigue makes people hungrier.
Be careful with sugar substitutes
Try to avoid the consumption of molasses, maple syrup or honey because sugar is sugar. Artificial sweeteners and refined white sugar are strictly prohibited. The consumption of stevia leaves is the best option.
Watch out for dried fruits
Dried fruits have health benefits, but they are also full of sugar and calories. You can consume these fruits but don’t exaggerate with the quantity. Try to satisfy your carvings with fresh instead of dried fruits.
Don’t keep sugary thing in your kitchen
Take out all those unhealthy and tempting foods (ice cream, chocolate, candies, chips, cookies and cakes) of your home and upgrade them with healthier foods.
Consume more Vegetables
You have to increase the consumption of vegetables because they are full of fiber and vitamins that help your body work well and keep you slim. They also release energy at a slower rate than simple carbs and sugary things such as pasta and white bread. Vegetables take longer to digest and keep you full for a longer time.
Consume more water
Adults have to consume 2 liters of water per day. The consumption of water suppresses the appetite, accelerates your metabolism, burn the excess fat and keeps your body healthy.
Many people just need the first “push” or want to have the will power and discipline. Once you will lower the intake of sugar, you will find it easier to go on.
The consumption of L-glutamine (powder or pills) will help your body to quit sugar. L-glutamine is amino acid – alternate source of glucose available to the brain and relives sugar carvings.
Add Cinnamon powder or cinnamon sticks to hot drinks. It improves the function of insulin in the cells and reduces the desire for sweet.