How To Control Sugary Cravings

How To Control Sugary Cravings | theskinnyfoodco

How To Control Sugary Cravings

Looking to cut down your sugar intake? Struggling to curb those sugary cravings? 

Many people regularly experience sugar cravings - health professionals believe that this is the main cause to why people give up on diets eventually.

Why do we crave sugar?

Sugar is a carbohydrate, carbohydrates stimulate the release of the feel-good brain chemical serotonin.

The taste of sugar also releases endorphins that calm and relax us, some say sugar offers us a natural high - so there's no wonder we crave sugar to reward ourselves.

Due to this, some may overconsume on sugary treats.

Why is sugar bad for you?

Overindulging on sugar can pose serious health risks, such as:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart Disease
  • Weight gain
  • Negatively impact your mental health

Read our The Effects of Eating Too Much Sugar blog.

Here we explore 3 main ways to control your sugary cravings whilst still getting your sweet fix.

1. Find Replacements and Alternatives to Fill The Void

Switch to sugar alternatives such as sweeteners and sugar free/low sugar products to curb those sugar cravings.

Here at The Skinny Food Co, we have a wide range of Sugar Free and Low Sugar products, including:

  • Low Sugar Baking Kits
  • Sugar Free Syrups
  • Sugar Free and Low Sugar Sauces
  • Healthy Alternative Snacks
  • Sugar Free Coffee Syrups
  • Low Sugar Vegan Creamers
  • and much more!

All our sugar free products are not only better for you, they are also super delicious! Just because something is sugar free, doesn't mean it has to be taste free.

View our Sugar Free Collection.

2. Get Up and Go

If you're craving any sugary treats, try and distract yourself. Take yourself on a short walk, or a run. 

This way, you'll be distancing yourself from the food you're craving and getting those 'feel good' endorphins from the exercise.

3. Talk and Get Support

Talking to a support network who understand what you're going through will help with what you're going through. A few words of encouragement here and there will go such a long way and help you on your journey to overcoming these cravings. 

 

 




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