If you have a sweet tooth, there is nothing more pleasant to you than to eat something yummy or chocolate-containing after a meal or even instead of lunch. A single thought that you have to stop eating sweets can kill your mood. Your organism demands a certain dose of sugar the same as smoker’s organism requires a dose of nicotine. Although satisfaction of your cravings for sugar brings you incredible pleasure, sometimes you should pay a high price for it. A great amount of sugar in your body can cause not only diabetes but also prevent you from losing weight, affect your digestive system and general state.
In order to wean you away from this sweet sin, we offer you some simple and harmless methods, tried by Ukrainian women, that will help you stop sacrificing your health to sweet addiction and develop new healthy habits.
More vitamin C
When it comes to giving up old habits or cutting down on favorite foods, it’s not easy to convince our brain to do it. If your craving for sweets is too strong, you can try to trick your brain offering it a new healthy habit instead – to consume more vitamins. Among the wide range of vitamins, fall on vitamin C since it is a natural sugar substitute. After you eat a juicy orange, add a slice of lemon toy your tea, or eat some greens, sugar levels in your organism will naturally increase without any chocolate bars.
A rare person would refuse a cup of coffee in the morning or a cup of green tea before going to bed. But you should know that caffeine contained in these drinks lowers blood sugar levels making you crave for something sweet. If you want to facilitate your organism at the early stages of restraining yourself from sugar, try not only to eat less chocolate but also reduce the consumption of coffee and tea to a couple of cups a day. As an alternative, switch over to cold sugar-free drinks such as Mojito or lemonade. Non-alcoholic, naturally.
This is a delight you won’t regret after. Just imagine: you start your day not with sweet coffee or a piece of pie, but with a handful of fruits and berries and Greek yogurt. This snack looks really delicious and is tastier than any M&M’s. Additionally, instead of sugar, your body is supplied with fructose. Another advantage of fruit is that they perfectly satisfy your hunger. If you eat a small peach for dinner, you’ll feel full and won’t crave for chocolate until evening. This is a very simple way to trick your sweet tooth. After a month of eating fruit instead of sugar, any chocolate will seem too nourishing and sweet to eat it as often as you used to.
If you were a true stoic, we would recommend you refusing sugar at once eliminating it from your daily diet. But there is no need for such radical measures if you just want to limit your consumption of sweets. For starters, replace the sugar you add to your food with cane sugar. Yes, it way more expensive that the regular one but it is much healthier.
Cocoa or dark chocolate
Many of us could easily do without sugar and would eat only fruit for a day, but if you’ve got a real sweet tooth, chocolate is your source of happiness without which your days would become gloomy and dull. There is a way out for you. Replace milk chocolate with the dark one. The latter contains twice as less sugar and more vitamins. Moreover, it has the same effect on your mood as any other sweets. Also, you can substitute cocoa powder for chocolate. Cocoa powder contains many vitamins and minerals that balance the level of blood sugar and regulate digestion removing toxins from your body and strengthening the bones. So, instead of buying a Snickers bar, make or buy some brownies.