Do you ever feel it’s impossible to break the sugar addiction?
You stick to your clean eating for a few days then fall off due to cravings?
Especially sugar cravings…
I want to tell you it is possible to break this addiction and it isn’t as hard as you would think…
I use to think I couldn’t go a day without donuts or ben n jerry’s but I HAD to get off of eating those things daily when my health took a turn for the worst. I ended up with high cholesterol at a very young age and I refused to be put on medication.
I remember sitting there so disappointed in myself and actually scared for my health. But I knew if I took the easy way out and did medication, I would end up with a bunch of other issues and I didn’t want anything to do with that
. So I decided it was time to commit to breaking the sugar addiction and get my health back on track. We all have the power to do that. Medication should be our last option in my opinion!
The 3 things, that helped me break my addiction…
- Protein. Get your protein in! This helps keep your blood sugar levels in check so fewer crashes and cravings. I always recommend doing high fiber and healthy fats to help with that. So a perfect meal would be chicken(protein) with a side of broccoli(carb/fiber) with butter(fat) on it. I love to start my day with a protein shake so I do protein powder (protein) blueberries (carb) spinach (fiber) peanut butter (fat) almond milk (fat) this keeps me full and helps keep my cravings in check all day. Starting the day off right with a balanced meal is always key and I do recommend keeping each meal as balanced as possible to help you stay on track.
- Do a gut reset. Making sure you balance out your good and bad bacteria. If you have an overgrowth of bad bacteria, you will crave more sugar making it harder to break the addiction.
- Stop overdoing it with the cardio sessions! When you focus on long sessions of cardio, you actually end up craving more sugar because you are depleted. So switch it out for weight training, pilates, yoga or burst training. Plus, these workouts will help build lean muscle mass which in turn burns more fat so no brainer.