To stop sugar cravings, find a replacement for sugary foods, wait for the cravings to pass and reward yourself for meeting your daily goals. Eating meals regularly can also help you curb cravings for sugar.
- Find a replacement
If you usually consume sugary foods or beverages to give yourself energy, drink peppermint tea or enjoy another sugar-free beverage instead. If you have a sweet tooth, eat fresh fruit or dried fruit with no added sugar.
- Wait for the cravings to pass
Most cravings last for only a few minutes. When a craving hits, engage in an activity for at least 10 minutes to distract yourself. Talk to someone on the phone, go for a walk or engage in any form of exercise you enjoy.
- Reward yourself for achieving your daily goals
Whether your goal is to eliminate sugar entirely or just cut back on sugar, set a daily goal, and reward yourself for achieving it. You can give yourself a monetary reward each day you go without sugar or engage in any activity you enjoy as a form of reward.
- Eat regularly
Make sure you eat enough food throughout the day. If you’re full, you’re less likely to crave sugar.