Cravings can be conquered

Cravings for sweets things may increase as you start a sugar detox. If you persist, the battle will be won in about a week.

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If you're going to give up sugar, find some friends to detox with you. Keep each other accountable and celebrate healthy choices together.

Side effects that you might not have considered at first includes a fuzzy head, memory loss, sleep problems and some irritability.

Sleep deprivation does not affect everyone, but if not kept in check, can become a frustrating habit.

Sugar in everything

While it could be easy to deny yourself chocolate or ice-cream, other goods like ketchup, mayonnaise or mustard may be more difficult.

Constant grazing

In the beginning of a sugar detox, you may lack energy and find yourself eating more frequently. As the weeks pass, you will find your energy levels returning.

Giving up sugar cuts out a lot of your calories. While you focus on avoiding sugar instead of calories, weight loss happens naturally.

Complacency can sneak up on you

When you reintroduce a little sweetness, be aware that you may battle with the internal debate of "Should I? Shouldn't I?"

Sometimes it is easier to keep to a stricter option of avoiding sugar altogether.

It is easy to recruit others to take part in giving up sugar. People may ask you a few questions that will lead them to join right alongside you.

There could also be people that will be offended by your choice. A good strategy involves not drawing attention to yourself. For example, suddenly declining sugary food while spending time with friends.

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Why We Get Cravings

A food craving is defined as an intense desire for a specific food. Most people experience cravings at one time or another, and there are many factors that determine their frequency and intensity:

  • Psychological or emotional stress;
  • Certain prescription and over-the-counter medications;
  • Hormone imbalances (especially in relation to pregnancy and the menstrual cycle);
  • Physical and mental health conditions (such as type 1 diabetes, depression, and eating disorders).

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How To Fit Healthy Eating Into Your Day

The key points to remember when you are trying to fit healthy eating into your day;

  • Plan and prepare your food in advance. It stops you making bad decisions when you are running between meetings.
  • Block out periods in your day to give you a natural break to eat. 
  • Eat at the same times each day to create a positive habit.
Orange Juice Is Heavy In Sugar

Drinking it in the morning is a poor choice because it will give you a morning sugar spike and will cause you to crash midday or in the early afternoon.

Although it is a natural food, the juicing process of it takes out much of the fiber and concentrates on the sugar content. Have it as a weekly treat instead and opt for iced water with orange wedges to keep the citrus in your daily routine.

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