You feel like you are doing really well on your diet, and sticking nicely to your exercise routine. And you are sure that you would be able to lose a lot more weight if you did not give in to your constant sugar cravings so often. But what can you do about them?
Sugar cravings can be deadly to your weight-loss efforts, so here are 8 tips for fighting cravings…
Cut yourself some slack.
This does not mean you can just eat what you want, whenever you want. But allowing yourself one cookie or two blocks of a chocolate slab every now and again might actually help to limit your cravings in the long run.
Get creative with healthy sweets.
There are tons of different sweet-things out there that are completely healthy. But you can make them at home as well. A banana or some nuts that you dip in dark, low-sugar chocolate can makes for a healthy sweet treat.
Take it slow – but not too slow!
Many people find it hard to cut out all sugar at once. It might be more effective for you to wean yourself off it. But don’t take too long, because you are still busy making a radical change. Give yourself a week to cut out sugar by progressively eating less and less every day.
Grab some chewing gum.
A great way to put off cravings is to chew some gum. The chewing action along with the sweet taste might be just what you need to satisfy your craving without taking on any extra calories.
Snack on fruit.
Always make sure to have some fruit handy for when your cravings hit. They are great alternatives to sugar-filled candy, and the crunch of a fresh apple is often even more satisfying than a piece of chocolate. Other great snacks are nuts, seeds, and dried fruits.
Get up and get active.
Just walk away from your cravings. Literally. Going for a walk around the block or hitting the gym is a great way to avoid and fight your cravings. Plus now you are burning calories instead of consuming them.
Choose quality over quantity.
When you do decide to have a treat, rather go for something small and decadent. Savour a dark chocolate truffle instead of devouring an entire slab of milk chocolate. A small portion of your favourite treat every now and then is a great motivator.
You might think that skipping a meal is a great way to reduce your calorie intake. However, this may do more harm than good.
When you skip a meal, the chances are good that you will overeat during your next meal or give in to the temptation of a sugary snack.
Sticking to a healthy, structured eating plan is a good way to ensure that you stick to your calorie intake, and avoid getting cravings for all the wrong things.
What we recommend…
To control food cravings, especially sugar cravings, is not easy. Therefore we recommend that you have a look at your diet first. The Manna Diet is a very good example of a low-GI diet which you can follow for the rest of your life.
For a healthy and nutritious alternative to normal food, replace one to 2 meals per day with the Manna Low GI Shake. This shake can keep you full for 4 to 5 hours controlling cravings and helping you lose weight faster.
The Manna Low GI Shake is ranked as one of the best products to curb food and sugar cravings and to help the body to require less insulin. The Shake is available in 3 delicious flavours and you can replace 1 to 2 meals per day for effective and healthy weight loss.
The Manna Low Gi Shake is formulated to allow you to skip a meal without losing the needed nutrients and energy, helping you lose weight in an easy and effective way. It also helps manage your blood sugar levels and helps control cravings keeping you fuller for longer. Manna Low GI Shake is comprised of 6 ingredients which are high in fibre, protein, and minerals like calcium, magnesium and potassium.
It couldn’t be easier to lose weight.
All you do is choose your favourite flavour of Manna Low GI Shake, add it to milk, water or juice, mix it and there you have a healthy meal in a glass. As simple as that!
We don’t use any artificial sweeteners or preservatives. The new Shake is gluten-free, lactose-free, Non-GMO, soy-free. Also, the shake is suitable for Vegan’s, Vegetarians and Diabetics.
Benefits of the Manna Low GI Shake
- High in fiber
- Low GI
- Stops Cravings
- High Enough Nutritional Value to be regarded as a Meal Replacement
- The only shake which contains Essential Sugars (“Glyco-Nutrients”)
- Cholesterol Free
- Gluten Free
- Provides Energy, without Fattening
- Helps to Control Blood Sugar Levels
- Organic & Natural
“I have tried many shakes in my live time. The Manna shake is the best. Excellent for breakfast when you are in a rush. Does stop your cravings and I find I don’t pick on food all day.” – Debbie Jacobs
“Absolutely the best shake ever! Keeps you full for hours” – Jo
“The best shake, keeps me full of energy and I love what the fibre does to me. Pleasant to drink.” – Lily