TORRIE WILSON
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How to Stay Away From Unhealthy Sweets

27/09/2016

Sweets. It can be so hard to stay away from them! Especially if you have a sweet tooth. There are many people who are not happy with their weight, but no matter what they do they cannot keep away from those delicious cakes, cookies, chocolate chips, ice cream or donuts. We all understand that sweets not only lead to weight gain, but also to serious, lifethreatening diseases such as Diabetes. Sweets create addiction. The more you eat sugar, the more your body craves it. With the shelves of supermarkets and local stores are always filled with tempting products, it's hard to keep away from those sugar-filled baits. But if you want to have a healthy and beautiful body, the following tips should help you with those sugar cravings over time.

 

1. Eat Goji berries

Goji berries are extremely effective when it comes to weight loss. Although they contain calories, they are also rich in nutrients and fiber that will help you eliminate the craving for something sweet completely. Just remember to eat them in moderation. Goji berries can interact with some blood thinning, blood pressure and diabetes drugs, so you'd better talk to your doctor first if you are taking such medication.

 

2. Eat fruit

Some fruit is very sweet, so it shouldn’t be that difficult to choose them over the processed sugar. You will feel the difference in your health, mood, and energy level. If a cake is completely unhealthy, fruit is filled with vitamins and nutrients that can help you keep your sweets cravings under control. Try to include fresh raw fruits into your daily diet.

 

3. Try to have regular meals

Try to have 5 to six small meals per day. If you are having breakfast at 8 am and then lunch at 1 or 2 pm there are high chances you will crave something sweet. Having several small meals per day that include protein, carbohydrates and good fats will improve feelings of hunger, keep your blood glucose levels steady and help resist the urge to grab whatever will get that blood sugar spiked the quickest.

 

4. Gradually eliminate all products that contain processed sugar

Don't cut off all sweets at once. It will be tough to do this, and it will increase the chances of returning to old habits. Try to gradually eliminate sugar from your coffee, tea and soft drinks. Before you realize it, your food choices will become much healthier and you will start feeling a difference in your energy levels.
Added sugars are bad for your teeth, can overload your liver, can cause insulin resistance, heart disease, diabetes or cancer, can raise your cholesterol levels and leads to obesity. The main problem with sugar is that it creates addiction, due to its massive dopamine release. Yes, similar to drugs. That is why it is so hard for many to give up on sugar. It takes strength and time to be able to get rid of the sugar trap, but if you want to do this and if you really understand the damage that it makes to your body, you will conquer!

 

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