As someone who has struggled with violent sugar cravings, I am constantly looking for options to free myself from the prison of that white sweet poison. The more I looked into it, the more I realized that many people struggle with sugar cravings.
And after consulting with health professionals and reading plenty of material online, I have made a 3-step plan to help you with your sugar cravings:
- Eat a fruit or fiber whenever the craving sets in.
Cravings are not the same as hunger, it is not your body calling for energy, but your brain calling for dopamine. And so, whenever you begin craving sugar, trick your brain by filling your stomach. Stock your fridge with pre-made meals, so you can automatically subvert your dopamine hunger.
2. Take a hot shower.
Let hot showers run over your back and shoulders so it heats you up whenever you feel a strong sugar craving. The moment you begin to feel dazed, you will feel the craving leave your body.
3. Take a brisk walk outside.
Go for a brisk walk or take a run whenever you crave sugar. Exercise serves as a two-fold purpose, not only will you feel the craving subside, but your body will release endorphins that help you in the recovery process. If you can’t take a brisk walk, do a few sets of squats and burpees.
Hope this helps. Remember that I am sailing in the same boat. Take care.