How To Finally Put An End To Your Sugar Cravings Once And For All

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Do you know how much sugar you consume on a regular basis? For some people, it doesn’t seem to be a major problem. They have a couple of spoonfuls in their morning coffee and maybe have a dessert after dinner once or twice a week. For others, cravings for sugar are not easy to deal with, especially considering how much added sugar is included in many of the foods that are in our grocery stores.

Back in the 1800s, each person consumed around four to six pounds of sugar each year. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, Americans today consume from 150 to 170 pounds of sugar every year—that’s around a half pound of sugar a day! With diabetes a nationwide epidemic and childhood obesity on the rise, it’s time to get these numbers under control. Here are some easy ways you can finally begin to controll your sugar cravings.

 

1. Start each day with a good breakfast

When you begin the day with a breakfast that contains protein, you are building a foundation of foods that will keep your blood sugar levels even. When your glucose remains steady, you will not crave sweets and succumb to junk food for a quick fix. It is recommended that you eat your breakfast within 45 minutes from when you first wake up.

 

2. Drink plenty of water

While we are constantly reminded to drink at least eight glasses of water a day, staying hydrated not only keeps your body running smoothly, it increases the flow of sugar that goes into your cells and prevents sugar cravings. Keeping yourself hydrated will also make you feel full longer and prevent you from craving something sweet.

 

3. Eat more protein

Protein is a food group that helps keep blood glucose levels at a steady level, eliminating any ups and downs that create mood swings, jittery feelings, and extreme hunger. It also reduces the production of insulin and adrenaline, which create imbalances in blood sugar levels. When you are feeling satiated and not hungry, you will notice you are suddenly not craving sweets.

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