Researchers from the American Heart Association advise moderation and recommend women to limit their sugar intake to no more than six teaspoons of sugar (about 100 calories) a day. Men can consume up to 150 calories, which is about nine teaspoons.
However, this is easier said than done. Whether on a diet, cravings don’t care whether you are trying to get healthy – You might be used to eating foods high in sugar content and your body will crave for more. Fortunately, there are simple effective tips to overcome these cravings.
Eat protein with your meals
Nuts, seeds and avocados are all perfect snacks when you’re on a diet. Eating protein helps keep your blood sugar stable enough to carry you to the next meal without cravings.
Keep your hands busy
Staying active until the crisis passes helps you stay away from the cookie jar – go for a walk, play with your pet, go to the cinema, organize your house – you name it.
A brief look at the ingredients list should give you a basic grasp of how suitable a product is. Brown sugar, fruit juice concentrates; corn syrup, fructose, dextrose, lactose, maltose and honey are all sugar in disguise.
Choose complex carbohydrates
As you may know, carbohydrates come in two varieties – simple (refined) and complex. And while you want to avoid all refined sugars, you can still (and should) enjoy complex carbs such as whole grains, beans and vegetables. Not only are these little gems packed with vitamins, minerals and fiber; they also give your body the positive effects of glucose without throwing your blood sugar out of control and creating cravings.
Stay away from artificial sweeteners.
Aspartame, NutraSweet and other fake sugars won’t quell your cravings for sugar, but increase them. Not to mention that their consumption has been linked to obesity, diabetes and cancer. The only acceptable substitutes for sugar are Stevia and Xylitol.
There’s no need to get mad if you slip and eat a dessert every once in a while – it’s all part of the process. Giving up sugar is tough, but hang in there! The health benefits waiting for you are worth it.
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- Helps to reverse insulin resistance.
- Helps to normalize blood sugar levels.
- Helps to retard the uptake of glucose.
- Assist the body to require less insulin.
- Keep your energy level high.
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