Let's face it: most of us have a sweet tooth. For some it's an occasional desire for an ice cream cone. Then for others it's more like an uncontrollable urge to totally immerse ourselves in a bag of candy and never look back.
Overcoming sugar cravings is not an easy task. I know this, not because I've never had a problem with sugar, but because sugar and I have had a love-hate relationship in the past. I hated to love it, but still I indulged in it every chance I could get. Then I'd feel terrible and wish I could swear off sugar forever. And you can probably guess that never happened.
But today sugar and I have a healthier relationship. Not perfect - I still eat too much at times - but something more within the realm of a healthy normal. How did I do this? Here's some tips that worked for me:
Eat enough food. Not taking in enough calories can make your body crave sugar when all you need is real food. In today’s world of dieting this one is all too common. The only time my sugar cravings go away is when I’m allowing myself to eat what my body needs.