How to battle sugar cravings
Cravings of all kinds are a direct result of deficiencies in the body. It is when a certain nutrient supply is low, the demand for it results in craving. As our system is designed to work under conditions, when all the requirements are met – that results in the best possible function of all systems and organs.
It is of utmost importance that we supply what is demanded by the body; in proportionate quantities.
Tapasya Mundhra, who is a nutritionist, lists down some ways to control sugar intake:
The first and foremost step to attain the control is to understand that the system of your body demands something. You can only have control over your body is when you can meet its needs.
As, in the contemporary era, where getting all nutrients from food sources is a daunting task – it is essential to get a regular health check up dine for deficiencies. It is generally seen that our body lacks B12 or D3 and sometimes we get diagnosed with thyroid. These diagnoses also result in cravings.
To holistically, over time be able to meet these cravings, it is advised to eat a balanced diet in each meal. When you eat a balanced meal comprising of carbs, proteins, fats and fiber, the essential minerals and vitamins form the food provides appropriate nutrients as per the body requirement.
It is important to live an active lifestyle - when you exercise and are active, you are releasing energy and improving your metabolic rate as well as digestion. A good digestive system directly results in the quench of craving.
Try to Go cold turkey challenge - in this challenge, one has to completely cut down the sugar for 30days.
Water therapy - If your body becomes dehydrated then it start craving for sugar. So makes sure your body is hydrated. Having ample water also adds to the benefit by flushing out toxins. It will help to purify your body and its functioning.
To attain a healthy lifestyle, you should start snacking on fruits, jaggery, or dried berries as alternates for junk food.