Graze, dont gorge. It is important to eat every 2 to 3 hours. The key to preventing cravings for sugar is to keep your blood sugar stable throughout the day and keep yourself from getting too hungry.
Choose healthy snacks – read the food label when buying . If a food is high in sugar it will have more than 15g of sugar per 100g of food. Beware of foods labelled low fat as they may be loaded with sugar
Replace white bread, pasta, rice with whole grains such as brown rice, oats, quinoa. As whole grains contain fiber to fill you up and do not cause the dramatic spke in blood sugars that refined carbohydrates do.
Sugar cravings can indicate a underlying yeast intolerance. It may be helpful to get a food intolerance test done.
If the cravings kick in eat some fruit and wait a while. The sweetness of the fruit can be enough to satisfy those cravings.
Drink plenty of water. Sometimes a craving can actually be thirst.
Look at some homeopathic remedies that are useful for sugar cravings. Two of those remedies include Arg Nit and Lycopodium *:
Can be given where there are digestive complaints such as diarrhoea, flatulence and vomiting sometimes with pulsating headaches. These symptoms can have a slow onset which are caused by eating too many sweet foods and/or nervous excitement.
For cases where the intense sugar cravings are followed by a bloated and rumbling stomach. There can be excessive wind also. Anticipatory anxiety can be a trigger for digestive complaints in some cases.
If you would like to find out more about reducing sugar cravings and how the various programmes offered by the Saffron Clinic can help, please call me on 086 1965415 or check out www.saffronclinic.ie.
* Remedy selection is based on many factors and requires individualised homeopathic approach. Only a small part of the remedy picture is included here to explain different remedies. If you would like further information, please feel free to contact me.