There are certain moments for all of us when we bury ourselves in candy and other sweets. Sometimes our cravings seem unstoppable and we can’t think of anything else but the heavenly taste of the candy we’re about to eat. However, we need to acknowledge the fact that sweets are very unhealthy for our body and are dangerous to our diets.
Most of the cakes and candy out there contain an extremely high quantity of sugar and that’s the main reason why they are so tasty and tempting. But let’s keep in mind that sugar is a carbohydrate made out of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen.
100 grams of sugar contains 384 calories. That’s a lot, isn’t it? However, I am sure that there were some times when you’ve went over this limit without even knowing.
Returning to the topic, go ahead and read a list of 5 tricks that will help you eliminate sweets that contain sugar from your diet:
Consume enough magnesium
Whether we’re talking about regular food or nutritional supplements, magnesium helps insulin sensitivity. You have to know that low insulin sensitivity will make you crave for sweets. Some researchers suggest that a person who works out regularly needs up to 500 mg of magnesium daily. Also, magnesium can be lost during muscle contraction.
Optimize the vitamin B levels in your body
How do you do that? Biotin (vitamin B7) helps the body transform carbohydrates into glucose and it also helps metabolizing fat and protein. Vitamin B7 leaves the body in case of high levels of stress, heavy medication and certain intestine diseases.
Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) helps the body metabolize fat. A lack of vitamin B2 will slow down fat burning.
Take care of your intestines
Maybe you’re wondering how you’re going to do that. First of all, you need to clear your diet of foods you’re intolerant to (e.g. dairy or gluten). Try eating probiotic foods instead, such as: onions, leek, artichokes, asparagus, bananas or chicory. Keep in mind that a malfunctioning digestive system will not help you digest food correctly, so you will keep craving for sweets.
Do not stress
Face daily stress by exercising or meditating. High levels of stress lead to all sorts of cravings, especially for sweets, that is why there are lots of situations in which we are tempted to forget how much sugar we’ve already had.
Stay away from processed foods
Processed foods contain the carbohydrates you must keep away from – they have a very high glycemic index, which means they are very tasty, yet very unhealthy. Our brain sees processed carbs in the same way as it sees drugs and the processes they start in our body.
The solution is to completely get rid of processed foods and choose lower glycemic index ones, which are full of protein and healthy fats. It will be hard at first, but as time goes on you will succeed in training your brain and your tastebuds to enjoy healthy foods as much as they enjoyed processed foods.