Did you know that your appetite for sugar may be hardwired?
“Sweet is the first taste humans prefer from birth,” says Christine Gerbstadt, MD, RD, a dietitian and American Dietetic Association (ADA) spokeswoman. The taste of sugar releases endorphins that calm and relax us, and offer a natural high and let’s be honest sweets just taste good too!
These are my 5 tips to beat your sugar addiction:
1- Eat real food: Processed food is not real food, so eat your whole foods carb like veggies, legumes, nuts and seeds.
2- Steady your blood sugar level: When each meal you eat is made of good quality protein, carbs and a healthy amount of quality fat, you create a steady sugar level in your body.
3- Reduce stress: When you’re stressed you’re more likely to aim for a handful of chocolate chip cookies, orios, candies and… Instead of eating your stress, learn to address the root cause of it and find ways to reduce it as best as you can, everyday!
4- Move your body: From working out to dance or cycling, choose something you love that makes you sweat and bring it to your daily routine. Moving and sweating raises the endorphin levels aka the feel good vibe.
5- Get good sleep: Lack of sleep increases your carvings, so do yourself a favor and create a supportive sleep environment for yourself so you can get that 6-8 hours of deep sleep.
Do you have a sweet tooth? Do you crave sugar often? Share in the comments below what has been your number one solution to curb your sugar craving.