Battling Sugar Cravings

sugarBattling sugar cravings can be very hard. The problem comes not when we indulge in a sweet treat now and then, but when we over-consume, something that’s easy to do when sugar is added to many processed foods, including breads, yogurt, juices, and sauces. And Americans do overconsume, averaging about 22 teaspoons of added sugars per day, according to the American Heart Association, which recommends limiting added sugars to about 6 teaspoons per day for women and 9 for men.
Reach for Fruit
Keep fruit handy for when sugar cravings hit. You'll get fiber and nutrients along with some sweetness

Take A Walk
When a sugar craving hits, walk away. “Take a walk around the block or [do] something to change the scenery,” to take your mind off the food you’re craving, Neville suggests.

Grab Some Gum
If you want to avoid giving in to a sugar craving completely, try chewing a stick of gum. It's a sweet without the huge amount of sugar.

Eat Regularly
Waiting too long between meals may set you up to choose sugary, fatty foods that cut your hunger.Eating every three to five hours can help keep blood sugar stable and help you avoid irrational eating behavior.

Take ONE
Ok, its impossible to go without sweets. I've always said its not one cookie that hurts you. It's the second, third, fourth, etc. So if you choose a cookie, pick it up and walk away from the plate.

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