8 Tips to Curb Sugar Cravings

Here are 8 tips that you can try to follow to curb the sugar cravings and help with insulin resistance;

  1. No sugar: Sugar stimulates insulin, the more the insulin in the body, the higher the chances of it resulting in insulin resistance. Foods to avoid are;
    1. Cakes
    2. Doughnuts
    3. Bagels
    4. Starchy carbohydrates
    5. Rice
    6. Wheat-based foods
    7. Oatmeal (if you must consume oatmeal in moderation)
  2. Stop Alcohol
  3. Stop sugary drinks as that is the direct injection of sugar into the bloodstream
  4. Cortisol: If you lead a stressful life as we all do in today’s times, the body produces cortisol continuously. This increase in cortisol automatically raises the blood sugar levels in the body. And when the blood sugar levels increase, the body is forced to produce insulin to normalize the blood sugar levels. Thus, if you lead a stressful life, make a conscious effort to part take in stress-reducing activities such as;
    1. Meditation
    2. Dancing
    3. Reading
    4. Yoga
  5. Sleep: Sleep has been known to help reduce and reverse insulin resistance.
  6. Exercise: Exercise is known to increase insulin sensitivity which is the opposite of insulin resistance. Hence, moving the body is important. Exercises such as walking, running, biking ought to help.
  7. Consume spices such as turmeric and cinnamon as they help regulate blood sugar levels
  8. Healthy Fat: Add some healthy fat to the body. More than 55% of Protein is anti-ketogenic in other words, it gets converted into sugar. Hence, find a balance between Fats, Protein and Carbohydrates. You can again rely on Fantastic Life to help guide you on what the right levels are and which foods you can eat and which foods you can consume to balance insulin, cortisol, and the other hormones.