Home   Health Tips   Health Concerns    Site Index    Search     Glossary    Contact Us

Visit our Health Index for More Subjects, Conditions and Answers    

Sugar Cravings

What can you do?

Don't keep sugar-laden products at home. Make sure that you have to drive to the store, so you can have time to possibly change your mind.

Remove corn from your diet. Since much of the sugar in processed foods comes from a corn base, leave corn out of your diet until you have given up sugar for at least two months. If you have been eating a lot of sugar, you are probably allergic to corn. Any form of corn - cornstarch, corn sweetener, cornbread, corn on the cob - can bring on a craving. 

If you are tempted to eat sugar, thinking that it will bring your blood sugar level back to normal, don't do it.

Eat protein in small portions. Proteins are broken down into amino acids. This makes possible the release of glycogen (stored sugar) which raises the blood sugar level. If you eat too much, too much sugar is released and you may crave sweets.

Moderate exercise works miracles. It shuts down the mechanism in the brain that controls appetite. 

Substitute with artificial sweeteners.

Substitute carob for chocolate, but make sure there is no hydrogenated fat which is difficult for the body to use. 

Don't' drink soft drinks - sugar free soft drinks upsets the body's calcium-phosphorus ratio. See Soda

Try avoiding any foods that you are allergic to

Do not eat fruit until you stop having cravings. Fruit contains fructose and glucose, which will raise your blood sugar. For a sugar-sensitive person, fruit can change the mineral relationship. 

Don't drink coffee, it can lower your blood sugar and you might experience those hypoglycemic symptoms and bring on the sugar cravings. 

Always read labels - there is always a lot of hidden sugar available. This would include corn syrup, dexatrine, barley malt, rice syrup, glucose, sucrose and dextrose, etc. etc.


If you would like to receive the McVitamins.com Weekly Newsletter,  Please Sign up by clicking here:  Newsletter Signup

We take privacy and security seriously, read about it here


 

   Search this Website

Back to Sugar

Home    Health Tips   Health Concerns   Site Index   Glossary

© 2000-2017  McVitamins.com
.  All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of this website in full or in part is prohibited without the express written permission of McVitamins.com

We have used our best judgment in compiling this information. The Food and Drug Administration may not have evaluated the information presented. Any reference to a specific product is for your information only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease