Sugar addiction is a serious health problem among many people. Do you always crave for sugary food even after you have had a sumptuous meal? Do you find yourself running to the stores after such a meal just to buy that candy to keep up with your sweet tooth? Sugars have an adverse effect on your health and a cause agent for diseases like diabetes. You may want to know the following ways as proven to fight your sweet tooth.
Taking a walk
Hunger and the cravings that you have for food and particular certain foods is a well developed habit that takes control of your body strongly but silently. Maybe after school or work you loved to dash to the store and buy a candy to just lick out the carving and now you cannot stop. As such your mind is programmed and the carving drives you nuts. Therefore instead of arriving at home and succumbing to the same old temptation why not take a walk. You will be surprised how this distraction will work for you as long as you remain committed and consistent. With time the cravings for sugary things will begin to wear out as you divert your attention to other things while you are on your walk. Better still you may find that the appetite you had for the sugary food is diminished and you don’t want the candy as much.
Planning your meals
Sometimes your daily schedule may be such that you go for long periods without food. This is the time the temptations are highest to pick something sweet or sugary. However to avoid this you need to have a good plan and stock your meal plan with healthy snacks and foods. This will give your body whatever it requires during those times and reduce the cravings for sweet foods. It is important to ensure that what you have on this plan does not in any way open up the craving for sugary foods. Essentially the meals should be sparsely dotted with any sugary food so that you can effectively fight the sweet tooth.
Keeping sugar out
Although this seems a harsh thing to do but it is the best alternative when you are struggling with sugary cravings. All the time these sugary items are on your shelf in the kitchen or tucked inside the drawers or may be in the fridge you will always be tempted to pick it at your convenience. The more you look at it on that shelf the harder it becomes to resist it. Perhaps the best resolution in such a case would be to completely remove such sugary foods from anywhere near you at least for the time you are working on kicking out the habit.
Generally you will find that these ways or many others that may not be mentioned here work for you. It must be appreciated that anything you can do to keep the intake of sugary foods at almost nil is a sure way of fighting this addiction that can be life threatening especially when it results into diseases like diabetes.