5 ways to reduce your sugar cravings

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Sugar has been found to be more addictive and harder to give up than cocaine. It is present in most of our food and culturally acceptable to have it at every little occasion, it is no wonder we find it difficult to kick the habit.

What You'll Need

  • Water
  • Lemon
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • L-Glutamine supplement
  • Apples
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Brazil Nuts

What You'll Do

  • 1. Morning Elixir - start the day you mean to go on. On rising have a glass of warm water, with lemon and 1tbsp of apple cider vinegar. This will help to wake up your digestive system, alkalise and detoxify your system.
  • 2. Cinnamon - helps to stabilise your blood sugar levels and tastes delicious. Add it to your daily diet as a tea, in smoothies, soups, stews, on toast or porridge.
  • 3. Zinc and Chromium rich foods - both important for blood sugar regulation, so snack on some pumpkin seeds, brazil nuts and an apple if you are feeling a slump.
  • 4. L-Glutamine Supplement - an amino acid, which helps to curb cravings it also repairs gut lining and muscle tissue. Add 500mg to a glass of water 2-3 times a day, in between meals.
  • 5. Emotions - We often turn to sugar for a pick me up when we are feeling low. Meditation can empower you and help to manage your emotions. There are many good guided meditation apps around, I like headspace and calm. They are short 5-10minutes and can be done on your commute, so there is little impact to your day.

Tips & Warnings

  • <p>If you are on medication, consult a health practitioner before taking any supplements. Always rinse out your mouth with water after drinking lemon juice and apple cider vinegar as long term exposure can cause sensitive teeth.</p>
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