How To Kick The Sugar Cravings.
We’ve all been there, that 3pm craving for sugar. Did you know, Australians consume on average, 60 grams (14 teaspoons) of table sugar (sucrose) a day. This is a major contributor to our increasing obesity rates as a nation.
So before your reach for your high sugar muesli bar or office chocolate snack think again. You can cut sugar with these simple habits below.
1. Say hello to apple cider vinegar.
No, you don’t have to chug it, but what you can do is add a tablespoon to a big glass of water in the morning. The acid in the vinegar helps to stimulate your gastric juices which kicks starts your digestion. It can also help to regulate blood sugar and insulin levels, stopping those sugar cravings.
2. Take Magnesium daily.
Not only does magnesium increase energy levels, fights the effects of stress and improve restful sleep. It can also help to curb your sugar cravings. Magnesium helps to regulate glucose levels, insulin, and the neurotransmitter dopamine. If you are deficient in magnesium, you may find you suffer from more intense sugar cravings.Our special Magnesium formula GABAMAG features a combination of three different form of magnesium to help absorption and utilisation of magnesium in the body. Available online soon.
3. Cut out artificial Sweeteners.
Don’t switch out the real thing for something just as bad. Artificial sweeteners can also trigger sugar cravings. Research suggests artificial sweeteners could be instigating sugar cravings because they can “affect specific centres in the brain, changing appetite and taste perceptions.”
The results of the study found that there is a part of the brain that processes the sweet taste of food and its energy content. This confuses the brain signals and results in the desire to eat more calories to have sufficient energy for the day. Trilogy products, including our protein powders, do not contain any artificial sweeteners.
4. Eat more good fats and proteins.
A healthy nutritional plan can keep you feeling fuller for longer, dulling the need for a 3pm snack and it all starts with breakfast! A protein rich breakfast can help stabilise blood sugar levels and kick start your energy levels for the day.Try our simple Trilogy Breakfast Smoothie made with quality protein powder here.
Or if you are still trying to curb the 3pm binge try making some healthy protein balls from the recipe here. https://trilogynutrition.com.au/healthy-easy-recipes/ The time is now to kick the sugar cravings, especially before the festive season!!