You want to be skinny, but you also want something deep fried and covered in chocolate. Am I right?
But Why Do We Crave Sugar?
There are many different reasons why we feel the need for something sweet…
It’s part of our nature. From the day we are born, sweet is the first taste that we prefer.
We get a feel-got sensation from eating sugar because it releases a chemical in the brain called serotonin. It also releases endorphins. These calm, relax, and make us feel happy.
There are several other causes for sugar cravings, including an overgrowth of bad bacteria in the digestive system.
But I don’t have a sweet tooth…
Sugar is not always sweet. Sugar is a carbohydrate. It is also found in things that do not taste sweet. Other carbohydrates are things like whole grains and vegetables. Then we get things that are sweet, but we don’t think are full of sugar. These things are usually fruit.
So what is the big problem with sugar?
The problem is not eating something sweet now and then. The problem is over indulging.
You don’t have to eat 3 whole chocolate bars for it to be indulging…
Seeing that most processed foods and sugary snacks are so jam-packed with sugar and carbs, we don’t really think that we are overdoing it. Take a look at the nutritional information table on that packet of gummy worms before you eat them next time. You might get a bit of a fright.
Let’s see how you can kick these cravings…
9 Tips to Curb Sugar Cravings:
- Eat fruit.
Yes, fruit also contains sugar. But it also has lots of fibre and nutrients. The fibre helps slow down the release of glucose into the bloodstream, giving the body more time to process it.
Dried fruit and nuts make great on-the-go snacks. Always keep some handy to avoid reaching for something sugar-filled when you get a craving.
- Take your mind off the craving.
When you get a craving, do something to take your mind off it. Take a walk. Hit the gym. Do some work.
As long as you change the scenery or get your mind thinking of something other than your craving you have a better chance of not giving in to it.
- Quality, not quantity.
If you just can’t say no to a sweet treat, pick something wonderful. GO for your all time favourite, not just “anything that will do”. And then stick to a small portion.
Just one or two blocks of dark chocolate. Share a small slice of cheesecake with your partner. Don’t stuff an entire lemon meringue in your face.
It is more healthy to add small amounts of your favourite treats into your diet. If you don’t, you may find yourself overpowered by your craving and giving in to an entire tub of ice cream.
- Eat regularly.
If you wait too long between meals you just set yourself up for overeating, eating the wrong things, and having cravings ten times worse than they should be.
Eat every 2 to 3 hours. Make sure that you eat plenty of protein and fibre. Small, healthy meals and snacks can keep you going from meal to meal.
- Drink plenty of water.
A time-tested classic is to drink at least 8 glasses of water per day. Often when you think you are hungry, you are actually thirsty. Drinking a glass of water before each meal will also help you feel full more quickly.
Exercise is very important to burn excess sugar in the bloodstream. It also promotes weight loss, as it helps to burn excess fat stored in the cells.
- Eat low GI.
Eat a healthy, low GI meal (see the Manna Diet) as an option for a healthy lifestyle. This diet can help to eliminate sugar and refined carbohydrates.
- Replace a Meal.
Try to replace one meal per day with the new Manna Low GI Shake, because the amount of fiber, essential sugars and natural minerals in the plant helps to curb sweet and food cravings successfully. The Shake also helps to suppress appetite for effective weight loss.
- Take a Supplement.
Take the Manna Blood Sugar Support with each meal, because this product helps to retard the uptake of glucose from the food to the blood stream and therefore helps to curb cravings, especially for sweet stuff.
Also, this Blood Sugar Support supplement helps to control blood sugar levels, which in turn can help to body to lower high insulin levels and therefore may help to reduce insulin resistance to speed up weight loss.
Manna Blood Sugar Support is uniquely formulated, natural and organic supplement which helps
- Maintain even blood sugar levels, keeping you more satisfied after a meal, which means that the same meal can take you much further and help you to eat less, which can help with natural weight loss.
- Control cravings, helping you stay away from sweets and unhealthy food and lose weight easily.
- Keep energy levels constant, giving you energy to do your day to day tasks even when on a diet.
When taken with food, Manna Blood Sugar Support gels with the food in the stomach to reduce the glycemic index of the food and drink you consume by up to 43% and therefore helps to prevent blood sugar levels from rising too high.
Don’t just believe us, see what our customers say.
“Since taking Blood Sugar Support caplets before meals, my blood sugar levels have stabilised and food cravings are a thing of the past. Great product and will continue using it.” – Debbie
“I have been using Manna Blood Sugar Support for the past year and have lost over 30kg for the year. Manna Shake replace my lunch and 2 pills before each meal. I’m feeling great. Thanks, Manna, you ROCK!” – Denve
“I am very happy with Manna Blood Sugar Support. I’m not craving sweet things after eating anymore and that’s what I was hoping for!” – Sanet Beuster