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Breaking the Cycle: 5 Steps to Take Control of Sugar Cravings

Do you feel trapped in an endless loop of sugar cravings hijacking your healthy eating intentions? You’re not alone. Sugar activates powerful reward pathways in the brain that light up similarly to addictive drugs like cocaine and heroin. Over time, consuming excessive sweets can seriously alter hormones, neurotransmitters, and more leading to intense cravings.

The good news? You can retrain your body and brain to break dependence on sugar rushes. With some science-backed techniques, you can take control over cravings and stop sugar from running your life.

Here are 5 strategies:

  1. Crowd Out Sweets – Fill up on fiber and protein at meals with volume-dense foods like vegetables that provide satisfaction. This leaves minimal room for sugary stuff yet still scratches “sweet tooth” itch.
  2. Manage Stress – Unmanaged stress drives sugar cravings by raising cortisol and inflammatory signals. Adopt regular meditation, yoga, or deep breathing practices to lower anxiety, reduce cravings, and support healthy glucose regulation.
  3. Support Nutrient Needs – Low magnesium, chromium, vitamin D and other nutrients can worsen cravings. Discuss supplements with your doctor and meet needs through diet to minimize intense urges.
  4. Start Exercising – Regular workouts, especially lifting weights, normalizes hormones that can be disrupted by excess sugar consumption. Exercise also protects against craving-driven weight gain!
  5. Get Accountability Buddies – Reaching out to friends or joining online and in-person support groups builds a community to keep you motivated. Feel empowered in numbers!

With commitment to these steps, you can disrupt the downhill craving cycle and steer towards stability in blood sugar, hormones, energy and mood. Regain your power over food decisions. Break the yo-yo struggle with smart strategies and take a new path toward better health long-term. You’ve got this!

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  1. Doug on January 31, 2024 at 11:10 pm

    These great procedures are useful to overcome other challenges as well.
    I like sweet things, but I do not have cravings, maybe because i already do some of these things as way to having a happy, healthy life and living well.
    Blog on !

    • Karen Admin on January 31, 2024 at 11:26 pm

      Occasional sweets are ok as long as you don’t overdo it.

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