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How to Quit Your Sugar Addiction

Ready to Quit Your Sugar Addiction? Here Are the Steps...

A while back I wrote an article about why you can keep sugar in your diet. Looking back, that article still makes sense, but what about those of you that are truly addicted to sugar?

Having a sugar addiction can be very real for a lot of people. For example, Dwight Howard (famous basketball player) used to eat 24 candy bars a day. That’s right, you did not misread that. 24 candy bars in one day!

Imagine trying to eat 24 Snickers or Milky Way’s in one day. All I can think about is how terrible I would feel and how fast I would want to throw up.

I like to think that your addiction isn’t this extreme, but nonetheless, too much sugar is definitely a problem. You need to find a way to keep it in check. A simple solution I have for you right now is to start on a keto diet. This will cut out all sugar in your diet immediately and you can start your new, healthier life on the right foot.

Quit Your Sugar Addiction

For many of you, going cold turkey on sugar just isn’t an option. That’s understandable.

It’s definitely not an easy task to just quit something you love at the snap of a finger.

Below are some tips as to how you can kick your sugar habit. I’m not going to tell you to eventually stop having sugar, but if you follow the tips, your cravings will subside and you’re going to want less sugar in your life because of how you feel.

Decide Right Now

Make the decision to quit your addiction now. Don’t tell yourself that you are going to start in a couple days. That never works out.

When you tell yourself you’re going to stop with all the sugar, that is when you truly need to stop. You have to fully commit yourself to it or it’s only going to be that much harder. You don’t want to make a difficult task harder by doing something silly.

The longer you delay the decision, the worse things will be when you decide you actually should quit.

Don’t Drink Your Calories

Quit Sugar Addiction

Something that a lot of people may not realize is that it can be very easy to drink your calories and get a lot of sugar in your body that way. Drinking sodas and juices will give your body much more sugar than you actually need.

When you’re trying to quit your addiction, you need to stay away from all the sodas and sweet drinks.

Water is your best friend!

Trust me, you’ll more than likely get sick and tired of drinking plain water all the damn time, but luckily there are plenty of options around that will turn that plain water into a flavorful drink you’ll want all the time. Stuff like Mio is great because it adds much more flavor to your water without all the sugar and added calories that are going to harm your body.

Always Add Protein

Quit Sugar Addiction

Make sure you add some kind of protein to every meal you have.

Don’t shy away from the meats (beef, chicken, pork). They are going to help curb the cravings you’ll be having in the early going when you’re trying to quit.

If you happen to be a vegetarian, you still have plenty of protein options. You can always add eggs to your meals and most nuts pack a big protein punch.

Eat the Right Vegetables

Quit Sugar Addiction

Eating the right vegetables are going to help you not only feel full longer after a meal but help curb those pesky cravings.

The right vegetables include basically any vegetable that isn’t full of starch. So, you can cut out the potatoes and anything similar to that. Green vegetables are always a good choice because they are low in carbs.

For those of you that don’t know, carbs get converted into glucose (sugar) when it’s processed by your body which doesn’t help your addiction at all. So, the fewer carbs you intake, the easier it will be to drop your sugar addiction.

Manage Your Stress

Quit Sugar Addiction

You may not realize it, but you could very well be a stress eater. When things start to get a little overwhelming in your life, you might start to get cravings for any and all kinds of junk food, which usually includes a lot of sugary foods.

Try to manage your life a little better so that you aren’t nearly as stressed. Sometimes this can be difficult, but that is when you need to be strong mentally and tell yourself you don’t need that junk food (much easier said than done but it’ll get easier with time).

You need to try and find an outlet for your stress. My suggestion would be to do yoga. Yoga works wonders for the body and mind. It’s the perfect stress relief.

Sleep

Quit Sugar Addiction

You need to make sure you get an adequate amount of sleep. Getting sleep deprived can easily lead to a shitty diet. A shitty diet usually leads to people consuming more snacks. These snacks tend to include candies that don’t need to be in your life right now.

Try to get anywhere from 7-9 hours of sleep a night.

Getting proper sleep is going to help you feel better throughout the day and you won’t feel the need have your go to sugary treat.

Most of the tips above are going to help curb your cravings for sugar. When you are able to get rid of those cravings, you’ll find other, hopefully, healthier, things to snack on because quitting sugar can lead to much greater lifestyle if it’s something you are able to fully commit to.

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