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.
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