5 Ways To Stave Off Sugar Cravings

“Public enemy #1”

We all know the story of why sugar sucks. It decreases insulin sensitivity which can lead to anything from fat gain to eventually chronic illnesses such as diabetes.  According to Susan says Susan Moores, MS, RD, a registered dietitian and nutrition consultant in St. Paul, Minn. Americans over consume sugar, averaging about 22 teaspoons of added sugars per day, according to the American Heart Association, which recommends limiting added sugars to anywhere from 6 to 9 teaspoons per day. But so what? You’ve heard all of this before. What’s a practical way to put this information in action and actually cut down on sugar cravings? Here are 5 ways that should turn your sugar craving into a quiet whisper.

Out of sight out of mind

Don’t buy foods that contain processed sugars and plenty of additives. Keep your kitchen stocked with whole, healthy foods you actually want in your diet. Sounds simple, I know. Make out a grocery list with the things you want and leave a couple extra dollars for cheating (ex. all fruit snacks, veggie sticks, etc.) Even if you “cheat”, make it something that’s fairly healthy.