Sugar is a highly addictive substance. It is a substance that is surprisingly in nearly every food, and one that most of us crave. The only way to stop eating sugar is to wave goodbye to your sugar cravings. It is a proven fact that the less one consumes sugar, the less one craves sugar. The overall best way to say goodbye to sugar cravings is to stop eating sugar, plain and simple. Perhaps easier said than done, however, it can be done and it is the necessary first step to curbing sugar cravings for good.
Sugar is in virtually everything, but why is it so bad for us? In many scientific studies, sugar has been found to be as addictive as cocaine. Sugar tends to tax and often times attack our immune system. Excess sugar, especially the white stuff, wreaks havoc on the body robbing it of minerals, lowering the pH, messes with the pancreas, feeds candida, aids in diabetes and cancer, stresses adrenals and really messes about with normal hormone functions. Eating too much sugar leads to obesity, tooth decay and diabetes and is one of the biggest factors of having consistent low energy and feeling overwhelmed. Sugar has been scientifically linked to depression as well. Once the initial sugar rush subsides, more often times than not people feel even worse.
When starting the process to curb sugar cravings, it is important to realize that a craving is not the same as hunger. Cravings are driven by the brain’s need for a reward, not the body’s necessity for food. Giving in to cravings is one of the worst things anyone can do, especially if you tend to binge as soon as you get a taste of sugary foods. The best way to combat a sugar craving is to start cooking a healthy meal immediately to eat if you are able to do so. If not, have a glass of water and try a light snack such as carrot sticks or a fruit such as an apple, banana or orange.
Other ways that are efficient in helping to curb sugar cravings for good include avoiding artificial sweeteners, eating more protein, and taking a multivitamin. Overall, though, the best advantage to curbing sugar cravings is by avoiding processed food. If you can remember to look after yourself by drinking plenty of water, exercising, sleeping well and eating a healthy diet of lean proteins and plenty of leafy, green vegetables you will be on the right path to curbing sugar cravings and leading a healthier life.
Learning more about how to curb sugar cravings in Phuket
Here at Santosa Detox and Wellness Center, located high in the hills of Kata on the island of Phuket, Thailand, we offer a wide variety of detox and wellness programs as well as a delicious five star vegan restaurant that incorporates locally sourced organic vegetables and an array of raw foods. If you are interested in any of our programs, simply fill out the enquiry form below. One of our dedicated members of staff will be in touch to answer any questions you might have. Through our programs, we can help you to curb those sugar cravings for good and how to become healthier and happier.
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