I try to make my posts, short & sweet, in this case will make it short but not so sweet 🙂
I will try to help you quit sugar for good, & curb your cravings.
- Firstly, clean your cupboards of any sugars, sweets, biscuits, cakes & so on, if its not at home, you won’t eat it, & you may think twice before you go out to buy it. Remember, your healthy habits starts in the grocery store.
- Believe you can do it, attitude, focus, and motivation, remember your health is your wealth, & sugar is your biggest enemy.
- Choose the right people, friends who will help you throughout the journey, not the negative ones, who will take you down with them, if you know a friend who’s a sugar addict, avoid her for now till you’re over your sugar addiction then try to help her get over it, like you have/will.
- Cinnamon, Cinnamon & more Cinnamon, I add it to all my foods, meat, chicken, raw honey, coffee, and even whole wheat carbs. Opt for Cylon cinnamon, as cinnamon bark can be toxic in high levels, and don’t have the same benefits, cinnamon helps balance your insulin levels.
- Increase your good fats, such as avocados, extra virgin olive oil, raw nuts, seeds like flaxseeds, sunfloweseeds,cold pressed coconut oil, they will help curb your sugar cravings & it is scientifically proven that fats don’t raise your insulin levels. Make sure its the right kind of fat.
- Always carry healthy snacks in your bag, apples, carrots, I always have one madjul date, and a handful of raw activated nuts. Dates are my natural alternative to sugar if I’m craving it badly on a stressful day.
- Eat little and often, to keep your blood sugar balanced, & avoid the dips, (low blood sugar, hypoglycaemia) make sure, you don’t stay hungry for long, as this will send you off to the nearest chocolate bar, instead opt for healthy snacks every 2.5 hours. having said that, fasting for 12 hours at night has great benefits, so time when you wake up, and stop eating 12 hours before, if you get up at 8am, then stop eating at 8pm.
My Clients often say to me that they will never be able to give up sugar. However, you’d be surprised how quickly your taste buds change and how you come to appreciate the sweetness of other foods such as roasted sweet potatoes and carrots.
In the next few days, I will be posting some sugar alternative desserts, so stay tuned. xx