I want to talk to you today about how to overcome food cravings and sugar cravings naturally, and this is something that so many people struggle with.
If you were to ask people, what makes you go off a diet, or crash on a diet? Pretty much every one of them will say, “well the biggest thing for me was that I started craving sugar.”
This is something that is kind of a big roadblock for anybody that is trying to lose weight, burn fat, or get fit.
You maybe can stick on it for a day or two or maybe for a few weeks and finally, the cravings for the sugar or especially the carbohydrates like pasta, bread, and grains, just overcomes people.,
And so in this article, I’m going to show you step by step and what you need to follow if you want to overcome sugar cravings naturally.
It really starts with your diet, and the first thing you have to do is you have to start adding in foods that balance out blood sugar levels and help balance out insulin.
Insulin is a hormone in your body that really works with your pancreas that really helps balance those blood sugar levels and it’s really the main issue that diabetics have.
Either they’re not absorbing or their insulin receptor sites aren’t working properly, or, their body’s not producing enough insulin.
But if you want to overcome these sugar cravings, you’ve got to work with insulin, and so you’ve, got to keep your blood sugar level stable.
In order to do that there are three things, you must add to your diet and every single meal you eat. You need more protein, healthy fat, and fiber.
And those three things will help balance out your blood sugar levels. They’ll actually help keep you full longer and help you overcome sugar cravings.
First on the list is Protein.
Some of the best foods in terms of protein are going to be protein sources like organic grass-fed beef, wild chicken and turkey, free-range eggs.
Even fermented dairy products, raw cheeses, and eggs. Those are really going to help to get good quality protein, and even organic protein, powder-like grass-fed whey protein.
Getting more protein in your diet is a great way to balance out those blood sugar levels to reduce sugar cravings.
Secondly, we’ve got, healthy fats!
Consuming more nuts and seeds like sprouted chia and flax seeds are amazing.
Almonds are a great source of fat, coconut oil, avocados, ghee, or clarified butter. Getting more healthy fat is crucial to balance out those blood sugar levels.
And last but not least, getting more fiber.
Your best sources of fiber is going to be from vegetables, nuts, and seeds, as well as, berries. So get those in your diet.
But remember, every meal you want to reduce your sugar cravings, protein, healthy fat, and, fiber.
What this may look like for breakfast is you may do a superfood smoothie, and add in a couple of tablespoons of sprouted chia or flax meal to get all of that extra fiber and the protein there as well. A scoop of whey protein to increase your protein and then some coconut milk or oil.
This will ensure you’re getting those healthy fats. If you can do this in a morning smoothie, that’s going to help keep you fuller for longer.
Step number two If you want to overcome sugar and food cravings, you’ve got to get the sugar and grains out of your diet, It’s kind of like a vicious cycle.
The more sugar you eat, the more your body starts to crave it. The first couple of days are the hardest.
What I would encourage you to do is slowly wean yourself off the sugar, and then find some healthy replacements that help satisfy the sweet craving.
Add some organic stevia powder or stevia leaf into your diet and also in your tea.
Drinking some tea during the day with some stevia is a great way to help with those sorts of sweet cravings you might have.
Step number three is taking the right supplements that will help balance out your blood sugar levels. Specifically, there is a trace mineral called chromium which is incredible, especially if you are a diabetic.
Taking 200 micrograms of chromium picolinate three times a day can really help steady out your blood sugar levels.
What you may consider doing is going online to find some high-quality chromium, and actually taking that with a meal three times a day which can help balance out blood sugar levels and reduce sugar cravings.
Also, B vitamins help. Taking a high-quality B-complex vitamin can help you overcome sugar cravings, Especially, vitamin B12, and vitamin B6.
So taking a B complex vitamin as well as those other vitamins are highly recommended.
The third would be a probiotic supplement. Probiotic supplements help reduce sugar cravings because they help get rid of yeast in your system, and yeast and bad bacteria feed off of sugar.
The probiotics are going to help keep that yeast balanced in the body, So again, the best supplements to take here is going to be a high-quality chromium supplement, a B-complex supplement, and a probiotic supplement if you want to reduce those sugar cravings fast!
I would also recommend getting a quality fiber supplement or just adding a few tablespoons of sprouted flax and chia into your diet.
And last but not least, start doing the right type of exercise. Doing a lot of cardiovascular exercises will cause you to crave sugar as opposed to doing weight training exercises or isometric exercises.
Barre classes or yoga or Pilates can actually help stabilize blood sugar and it won’t cause you to crave as many carbohydrates, but ideally, you would do weight training or burst training, which is interval cardio, but stop doing long distance cardio like running or triathlons or things like that.
That actually will cause your body to start craving sugar.
So if you follow these steps I laid out, you should start to see major improvements in overcoming your sugar cravings naturally.