Sharing Sugar Rush info & tips….
7 TIPS when cravings sneak into your brain and you simply CANNOT think of anything else but a whole pack of chocolate or whatever sweet thing you can lay your hands on…
Do a quick 5-10 min WORKOUT.
You don’t need a gym for this. All it takes is some jumping jacks, power squats, knee rises and running on the spot. You want to raise your hear beat as this will flood your body and BRAIN with happy hormones.
- DRINK first.
You are very likely dehydrated so drink a large glass of water first thing in the morning as well as every time you get a “sweet” craving. Do I need to remind you we need at least 2-3 litres of water a day?
But make sure you take it in small sips throughout a day not gulping down a whole bottle in one go.
- Increase your FAT intake.
We all have “fat phobia” but a new breakthrough research shows increase in good fats helps loose body fat! Load up on Coconut Oil, Virgin Olive Oil, Avocado. Good Fats will keep you satisfied for hours and you have less chances you will need something for that “sugar fix”.
- Eat more VEGETABLES.
Increase your veggies at every meal. Especially breakfast!
Veggies are filling and a great source of fibre. They suppress hunger and keep you satisfied for longer.
Sleep is the body’s reset button. Insufficient sleep will drive your cravings into overdrive.
Go to bed earlier, making sure you switch off all the devices. Yes, including your phone! OFF!
- Drop the STRESS levels.
Stress plays a big role in your cravings. Try practicing meditation on daily basis, especially when stress is higher. Start with 2 minutes & build up your daily practice.
- Think AHEAD.
If none of the above works for you than this one step might. Before you swallow the whole bag of M&M’s or this lovely slice of cheesecake always “think forward”! Think about how you will feel after you’ve eaten it. Try and recreate the feeling of bloatedness, feeling tired after the sugar rush drops, and all the extra calories turning into increased mid-section or tight jeans…
That is usually enough to snap out of it.
Did you know that all Sugars & Sweeteners even so called “Healthy or Natural sugars” like Honey, Agave, Stevia, Fruit sugars are equal?
Your body treats them ALL exactly the same.