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How do you stop sugar cravings?

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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.

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How do you stop sugar cravings?
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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Eat regularly

    Make sure you eat enough food throughout the day. If you’re full, you’re less likely to crave sugar.

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