How to get rid of carvings for sweets?
Dependence on sweets is more psychological rather than physiological. If your mood is directly dependent on chocolate bars, ice cream and candies, it is worth to take some actions. After all, we are not only talking about unnecessary calories and kilograms, but also about serious health problems.
Sweets are more harm than good. So why do we want them so badly?
When brain sends a signal that we take as an impulse to eat something sweet, it means that our body is lacking something. However, our interpretation is not always true. In fact we need more useful and more natural products.
What to do if you want something sweet?
- Eat lots of products that contain magnesium. These are leafy vegetables, beans, nuts, sunflower seeds, brown rice, avocados, etc.
- Choose products that contain much chromium: broccoli, potatoes, apples, eggs, and whole grains. Chromium regulates blood sugar and cholesterol levels in the blood, and helps reduce cravings for sweets. Moreover, obesity is one of the signs of deficiency of chromium.
- Add products containing zinc to your menu. These are cereals, pumpkin seeds, Brazilian nuts, eggs, seafood. Zinc is required for production of insulin. The deficiency of this trace element provokes cravings for sweets.
- Use spices to sweeten food, like cinnamon, cardamom or nutmeg. They naturally enhance the taste of food and help regulate blood sugar levels.
- Make sure you consume useful fats. They maintain normal blood sugar levels. Eat avocados, nuts, sunflower seeds, coconut and olive oil.
- Limit the intake of caffeine, alcohol and processed products. They promote dehydration and provoke cravings for sweets.
- Manage your emotions, avoid stress and try to stimulate production of endorphins with natural methods instead of sweets, for example, playing sports and experiencing vivid memories.