It’s the last day of SUGAR SCHOOL!
Lesson 4: How To Bust Sweet Cravings
You found it. You broke up with it. You swapped it. And you still have cravings.
Below are some fun science-backed SUGAR CRAVING BUSTERS…
PS: Some of these may seem WACKY 😜, but there IS some research on them. Here’s how I see it: These ideas won’t hurt you, they may help you… so why not give them a try!
6 SUGAR CRAVING BUSTERS
Research suggests the acetic acid in vinegar may help balance blood sugar levels & craving spikes.
HOW TO: Add 1 tablespoon of vinegar to a meal or two each day. Add it to your water, put it on salads, or drizzle it on grilled veggies.
2) PROBIOTIC FOODS
Unhealthy bacteria in our gut may cause cravings by changing our taste buds, influencing our hormones, and hijacking signals to our brain. Build the good bacteria in your gut w/ probiotic foods.
Seeing greenery is linked to fewer & less intense cravings.
HOW TO: Take a walk in nature or buy an indoor green plant.
A study found tapping your forehead for 30 seconds decreased food cravings. Tapping distracts you & it may stimulate an acupressure region that reduces stress hormone levels.
HOW TO: When you want something sweet, tap your forehead for 30 seconds, it may just decrease the craving.
HOW TO: Smell vanilla extract when a sweet craving hits, put on vanilla lip gloss, or light a vanilla candle. And add vanilla to coffee, tea, smoothies, oatmeal, etc.
6) GYMNEMA SYLVESTRE
Research suggests that gymnema sylvestre impairs the ability to taste sugar by blocking sweet receptors on the tongue.
BONUS CRAVING BUSTER
Delay, don’t deprive. If there’s something you crave, don’t tell yourself you can’t have it. Instead, promise yourself you’ll wait awhile, and if you truly want it later it’ll be yours. 💫
You’ve graduated SUGAR SCHOOL!
Now you know how to find sugar, break up with it, swap it, and decrease cravings.
Remember, this isn’t just about getting rid of sugar from your diet.
Instead this is about knowing the facts & making choices of when to enjoy sugar on.your.own.terms. #SugarBoss