If you’re one of the many people who suffer from sugar cravings (as I did for years) here’s the secret to free yourself! Eat three satisfying meals a day. Here’s why: When satisfied, you need nothing more.
But if your last meal fell short, if you didn’t get adequate nutrients, then it’s a chain reaction: you see a slice of pie and pick up fork. The justifications are endless, “I’ve been such a good girl.” “It’s just a small slice.”
While compulsive eating may also be triggered by food sensitivities, allergies and/or yeast overgrowth (see below) it typically means that you’ve a legitimate hunger. Your last meal was paltry and so you honestly do need something more. Hunger is compelling. The problem is that sweets are a temporary fix and so before long, you’ll find yourself with the nibbles again.
What compromises a satisfying meal? Recall the last time you felt utterly nourished. Your body knows what satisfaction is like. Now recall a recent meal eaten on the run, or when standing or one composed of packaged, left over or deli foods. Mentally compare the two.
Satiation comes with a freshly prepared meal enjoyed in a relaxed atmosphere that contains adequate fats, protein, and complex carbohydrates. If it’s a lunch or dinner, then some freshly prepared veggies are a must.
When a meal satisfies, you don’t snack in between meals. Pretty simple, isni’t it. So your first step in freeing yourself from the sugar teeter-totter (and to prevent diabetes) is to, as your mother admonished, eat three good meals a day.
Here’s the only catch, if you’ve just enjoyed a quality meal but still need a “little something” this clues you that your personal chemistry is off. Yes, food sensitivities, candida yeast type overgrowth and high fructose consumption actually goad your appetite for more. Then it’s rather like a drug addict craving a substance. If you can’t, for example, make it through the morning without something sweet, or a sweetened food, consider yourself “hooked”.
To reclaim your own true appetite and be addiction-free you’ll need to eliminate problematic foods. If you need the support of a program to do, consider my ebook, Clean and Free. It’s doable and you can do it!