Janice and I want to share our three easy ways to beat sugar cravings. First, start out your day with a high protein breakfast. A couple of eggs (or one egg with an egg white) with a crispy (fat drained on a paper towel) strip of bacon (or a few avocado slices) will halve sugar cravings. Protein helps prevent blood-sugar swings that trigger cravings.
Remember these sneaky, surprising saboteurs that rev sugar cravings– lots of sugar lurks in salad dressings, barbecue sauce, and ketchup. Read product labels and avoid anything packed with ingredients ending in -ose. Glucose, fructose, dextrose, lactose and maltose are sugar.
Second, stick to a schedule for eating. Skipping meals or eating on the run can deprive your brain and body of fuel, setting you up to crave starchy or sugary products. Third, outsmart a craving with a catnap. If you are tired, you might have a temporary craving but can be rid of it after a 15-minute catnap.