Beat Your Sugar Craving in 3 Simple Steps

By Jennifer Mielke
Jennifer Mielke
Jennifer Mielke
June 13, 2014 Updated: June 13, 2014

For many people it creeps up around 3pm. For others it’s the long stretch between dinner and bedtime. Or maybe it happens every time you’re feeling stressed or overwhelmed.

It may start like a whisper but before long your sugar craving is screaming to be fulfilled.

You know it’s not good for you.  You know it’s not going to make you feel good.  You may even know that it’s likely to ruin your mood. So you do your best to “be good”.

Then you arrive at your meeting and find cookies on the table, or you come across a bit of chocolate stashed away.  Or maybe you’re passing by the fragrant coffee shop & before you know it you’ve downed a mocha and you’re feeling a familiar wave of nausea & disappointment washing over you.

Sugar cravings are no joke. And the more you give in to them the more they grow in strength & frequency.

But it doesn’t have to be like this.

The next time a sugar craving creeps up on you, try these three simple steps:

  1. Take a deep breath & acknowledge that you’re craving sugar
  2. Give yourself a distraction: Take a walk, drink a glass of water, talk to a friend
  3. Try a healthy substitution: Fruit, nut butter, & peppermint tea are all good options

Kick Your Sugar Habit for Good

Of course, the Be Well Cleanse has always included tools to help get you off sugar, but when you’re dealing with a powerful foe, sometimes you need a little help from your friends – and we’re here for you!

July 13th – 26th, the Be Well Team is leading a 14 day, Get Off Sugar group cleanse.

We know that sugar addiction can be overcome because we’ve gone through it ourselves, and helped countless patients do the same.  For the two weeks of your cleanse we’ll be delivering practical advice, live coaching calls, and ongoing support, all centered around reigning in your cravings and building healthy habits.

If you’re over that sinking feeling that comes after succumbing to a craving, or if you’ve been considering the Cleanse, but weren’t sure about going it alone, check out our Sugar Cleanse to learn more.

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