3 Ways to Reduce Sugar Cravings

3 Ways to Reduce Sugar Cravings

Sugar…the white devil!

How many millions of people are addicted to, and crave, sugar?  It’s crazy!  The amount of refined sugar that we eat in North America is ridiculous. In fact, only 100 years ago, the average sugar consumption was 5 lbs/person/year. But NOW, the average sugar consumption per person has skyrocketed to more than 150 lbs/year!

So with sugars and sweeteners being added to so many foods, how do we go about minimizing and eliminating your sugar craving? Here are 3 ways that will help you overcome your sweet tooth:

1. Alkalize Your Body

This first step is a MUST. You cannot overcome a sugar craving if your body is acidic.  When your body is acidic, the proliferation of unfriendly bacteria, yeast, and fungus within your digestive tract make you crave more sugars.  This occurs because these microorganism feed off your sugars!

And remember…sugar equals acid.

So in order to fend off these fungi and yeasts, you must create a more oxygen rich, alkaline environment within your body.  When your body is alkaline, these little critters cannot thrive. If you fail to alkalize your body, no other measure will make much difference!

Alkalizing tips: lemon water in the morning, green juices, wheatgrass or barley grass, green salads deep breathing, and drinking living water.

2. Choose Lower Glycemic Index (GI) Foods

Foods that have a lower GI do not cause you to go through the “blood sugar roller-coaster”.  You know the ride I’m talking about where you eat something sweet and feel great for a few minutes, only to crash later on.  The result is that you end up seeking more sugar!

So by choosing foods that have lower a GI, you avoid these unwanted peaks and troughs in your blood sugar levels.  As a result, your mood and energy will be more stable, and you won’t have those insatiable sugar cravings.

Examples of low GI foods include: apples, pears, green vegetables, quinoa, millet, amaranth, chic peas, lentils, avocados, and berries.

3. STOP EATING REFINED SUGAR!

This is the most obvious one of all.  Refined sugar is truly one of the most evil man-made poisons.  In fact, it goes through a very similar refining process as heroin!

Sugar is heroin??  For some people, it just might be!

To have fewer sugar cravings, you must stop eating sugar.  It’s that simple.  Choose natural alternatives such as low GI fruit or a low GI sweetener such as agave nectar.

Written by Yuri Elkaim, BPHE, CK, RHN
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