Also helpful are the recommendations below.
Sweeten deserts with fruit, organic fruit juices (not concentrated), stevia, maple syrup or molasses.
Eat sweet vegetables (artichokes, winter squash, sweet potatoes, etc.) for dessert or in desserts.
Eat something sour, tart, or spicy to diminish cravings; Schisandra Chinensis berry is a great berry to eat when craving sugar.
Cravings can be caused by hyper-acidity, which often results from lack of exercise or eating too quickly, too much, or an excess of meats and refined foods. In that case, have some raw or lightly cooked vegetables or a glass of bancha tea with lemon, or even do something which doesn’t involve eating. Exercise or breathe deeply until the cravings subside.
Prepare meals at home to avoid sugar in restaurants and manufactured food. Read labels. Sugar and chemical sweeteners are in almost everything, i.e., bread, cereals, salad dressings, soups, mixes, cured meat, canned food, bottled drinks.
Reduce the intake of sugar slowly and use some discipline and self-reflection to take you smoothly through the withdrawal symptoms of tiredness, anxiety, and depression. Suddenly dropping sugar usually results in a desire to binge.
People who stop eating sugar nearly always experience higher spirits, emotional stability, improved memory and speech, restful sleep and dreams, fewer colds and dental problems, more endurance and concentration, and better health in general.
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