So, I think we can all agree that at least eating less sugar would be better for all of us. But what about those of us that can’t simply eat less?
If sugar is addictive, what how are you supposed to overcome you addiction to something that you need to survive? Dr. Mark Hymen has some suggestions:
- Eat regular, balanced meals to balance your blood sugar and reduce cravings.
- Eliminate sugar and artificial sweeteners. If you want to end cravings, you must reset the brain.
- Determine if you have any underlying food allergies or intolerances. We often crave foods that we are allergic to.
- Get more sleep. Lack of sleep intensifies cravings.
- Talk to a doctor about supplements. There are many supplements that act as natural appetite suppressants and can reduce cravings or modulate dopamine receptor function to regulate appetite.
It is also possible to re-train your brian. You can actually re-wire your brain to eliminate you sugar addiction and even start craving healthier foods. And it only takes 30 days! Read this blog post for more details.
Miss Part 1 or Part 2 of the sugar series? Here they are: