The Secret to Minimizing Your Sugar Cravings During Quarantine

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ITF Staff
April 29, 2020

Due to many of us spending more time at home, our diet and eating habits have quickly been impacted. It has potentially led to an increased consumption of foods that tend to be high in salt, sugars and unhealthy fats. We put together a few things you can do to crush those cravings and get back to a balanced diet. 

Eat more mindfully

Mindful eating can help you curb those sugar cravings. Pretend you’re a food critic! Take time to really enjoy your food. Eat slowly and listen to your body. When you become more aware of what and how you’re eating, you recognize sugar cravings and patterns, and in turn you’ll make smarter choices. 

Protein. Protein. Protein.

You can add protein to almost any meal. Keep up your strength and fight fatigue by eating lean protein. 

  • Add frozen shrimp to stir-fry or zucchini noodles.
  • Beans, nuts, eggs and quinoa are all great choices to add!
  • Grill fresh fish, meat, skinless chicken or veggie burgers. 
  • Use avocado or guacamole in a pouch or tub on eggs, toast, salad or wraps.

Add probiotics to your diet.

Try introducing a daily probiotic supplement into your routine. You can also introduce more probiotic-rich foods into your diet, such as Greek yogurt, tempeh, sauerkraut and kimchi. All of these will help counteract the bacteria that thrive on sugar and contribute to sugar cravings. Be sure to avoid varieties of Greek yogurt that are sweetened with added sugar, which will undermine your efforts to squash those sugar temptations! (We love Prestige Labs products, which can help curb sugar cravings and add probiotics to you diet!) 

Eat sour foods.

When you crave sugar, try reaching for foods that are sour and bitter, which help counteract these cravings. 

  • Add endive or kale to your smoothies
  • Drink lemon-infused water daily

Reduce stress.

Crush cravings by managing stress levels. If you’re stressed or overwhelmed, it’s easy to seek comfort in sugary foods. Activities such as yoga and meditation can help to relax your mind. Exercise increases dopamine and serotonin, both of which can help stop sugar cravings in their tracks.

ITF Staff

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