9 tips to fight your sugar cravings

Candy, cakes, ice cream or other sweets, some cravings sometimes seem irresistible. However, you can learn to calm those greedy urges.

In the morning, at the end of the day or in the evening, you cannot succumb to your favorite confectionery? However, ingested in too large a quantity, sugary foods cause overweight and obesity with their flood of complications.

Increased risk of cancer, increase in type 2 diabetes or even cardiovascular disease … If sugar remains essential for the proper functioning of the body, consumed excessively, it turns out to be harmful.

How to reduce your sugar consumption?

First, try to gradually reduce your intake of simple carbohydrates. These are sodas, candies or even refined cereals.

So, replace these elements with complex carbohydrates and through foods high in fiber, such as whole grains, legumes and fruits.

The important thing is to do not create frustration. If you feel the urge to consume sugar throughout your day, opt for a fresh fruit, a homemade compote or two squares of dark chocolate.

When the craving for sugar hits you, think about what to treat yourself to the next meal. Do not hesitate to take your mind off things by practicing a sports activity, drink water or a cup of tea to curb your desire or have a healthy snack if you have to wait a few hours before sitting down to the table.

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2/9 – Wait 20 minutes
Do you really want to eat or is it an impulse? To find out, wait 20 minutes. If so and the time for the next meal is far away, have a healthy snack.

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3/9 – Time to cook
Craving some sugar? To curb this desire, find a recipe you like and take the time to cook it. You will be proud of yourself and you will relearn to appreciate tastes and scents.

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4/9 – Move to compensate
A physical effort, a workout, stretching: if you cannot get over your sugar craving, change your mind through physical activity. It helps reduce the amount of sugar in your blood and makes it easier for insulin to work.

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5/9 – Yes to starchy foods
How about increasing the proportion of whole starchy foods during your meals? Pair pasta, rice or wholemeal bread with your vegetables. These are complex carbohydrates, ideal for maintaining your blood sugar and reducing your cravings during the day.

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6/9 – Do not space out meals too much
Eat at regular times, at least every 4 hours to limit your cravings for snacking

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7/9 – Adopt the Power Bowl
Make your food mix to fill up with energy: vegetables, legumes, lean meats or fish and cereals. It contains healthy, low-calorie foods that will make you feel full in the long run.

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8/9 – A healthy alternative
Replace foods that make you crack up with less calorie foods. And why not overcome this frustration with dark chocolate squares !?

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9/9 – Complete meals
Your plate should contain a source of starches, fat, proteins, vegetables, fruits and a dairy product. Focus on satiating foods like whole grains, oilseeds or legumes.

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