Milk chocolate with raisins, cookies with nuts, cocoa with cinnamon, eclairs, cakes and oriental sweets, which are dripping with honey – can you just abandon all this once and for all? And not to torment yourself, resisting the desire to eat the dessert from the last forces, and just stop loving the sweet? It turns out, you can. Would you like to try?
1. Do not starve
If you are a sweet tooth, then the first thing you need to do is to stabilize your blood sugar level. An irresistible craving for sweets and cakes, as a rule, is caused by sharp drops of sugar.
First, try to include complex carbohydrates in each meal. They are slowly absorbed by the body, and glucose gradually enters your blood.
Secondly, eat often and in small portions. Perfect is to have 3 main meals and 2 snacks. Due to split meals, sugar level will remain stable throughout the day.
2. Get enough sleep
If you do not get enough sleep for a long time, your body does not have enough strength.
And what is the fastest way to replenish energy? Of course, eat something sweet or fat. Try to track your reactions.
If you are tired, do not get enough sleep and get nervous, do not you want to eat and namely harmful foods?
Try to sleep at least 7-8 hours a day and your cravings for sweets will decline.
3. Look for a useful substitute for sweet foods
There are quite a few sweet foods that do not contain added sugar.
Foods that can help you out when you really want to pamper yourself are:
- dried fruits,
- dried berries.
4. Do not give up sweets completely
Think about the time of day, when the desire to eat something sweet is the highest. In the morning? After lunch? When the work day is not over, and you are already very tired?
Allow yourself to have a small dessert at this time.
5. Read the labels carefully
Many products contain added sugar. Note that these include foods that do not seem sweet at all, such as:
- Pickled cucumbers.
- Semi-finished products.
6. Give up sweet drinks
Soda and packaged juices contain a huge amount of sugar.
Give them up once and for all!
Drink water and tea, and reduce the amount of coffee to a minimum, since caffeine also disrupts the balance of glucose in the blood.
7. Do not keep sweets at home and on your desktop
When you need to go to the store to have a chocolate or an ice cream, it is possible that you decide to abandon this venture. And vice-versa, if sweets are always at hand, resisting the temptation is much more difficult.
8. Try your willpower
Many people argue that if you completely abandon sweets for 4-5 days, the craving for desserts either disappears completely, or significantly decreases.
Try to minimize the number of foods with added sugar, and you can afford a couple of sweets without harm to your figure.