You can try to contain yourself, but as soon as a dessert, a pastry, or a cake passes under your nose, you crack. The call of sugar is stronger than anything. If you want to give yourself an extra boost to detoxify yourself from carbohydrates, here are some tips that can help you get over it.
It is easier to bring small, simple changes to your diet than to stop it all at once. This way you give your taste buds time to learn to appreciate new flavors less sweet. Not to mention that the anxiety linked to too drastic changes creates stress, which does not help you maintain your motivation.
Do you fancy a sweet snack? Try to drink a glass of water first. Sugar cravings can be a dehydration signal. After drinking the water, wait a few minutes and observe what is going on in your body.
When he is tired or stressed, the body needs energy, and the craving for sugar appears. Avoid as much as possible lack of sleep, late beds, and waking up too early. Try to get a good eight hours of sleep a night.
When you reduce your sugar intake, your body will want a new source of energy, and believe it or not, you can get it through exercise. Physical activity helps to balance your blood sugar, reduce blood pressure, and increase your energy level. Start with 10-minute sessions per day, then gradually increase, depending on your comfort level. Strenuous activity like hiking can increase the production of happiness hormones and naturally decrease the need for sugar.
Cut down on coffee
Caffeine consumption can involve dehydration and fluctuating blood sugar, as well as an increase in sugar cravings. If you want to get rid of your sweet reflexes, try cutting down on coffee (a little). One less cup a day is already beneficial. And if you can’t survive without caffeine, try alternatives like matcha tea Where green tea.
Choose your words
Try to approach this sugar detoxification process as adopting a new, healthier lifestyle, rather than as a deprivation. According to the site Reader’s Digest, studies have shown that saying “I don’t eat sugar” is more effective than “I can’t eat sugar” because the first sentence implies a choice, while the second suggests a sudden decision.
Defining and accepting the adoption of a new, healthier lifestyle is not easy, especially when it comes to warding off an addiction like sugar. Hypnosis could be an interesting solution in the management of this addiction. In the video, find Dr. Lauriane Bordeanave, hypnotherapist, for more explanations.