Easy Hacks To Keep Sugar Cravings In Check

By Divya G

Anyone with a sweet tooth finds it impossible to vanquish their sugar cravings. Especially after dinner, you may be unable to prevent yourself from taking a bite of a succulent muffin. Employ these simple hacks to overpower your post-dinner sugar cravings.

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Increase Protein Intake

Low protein is a significant reason your body pines for something sweet at night. Your body needs 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of your total weight. Protein also helps regulate your blood sugar level and thus prevents sweet cravings.

Fall Asleep On Time

Staying awake for extended hours during the night triggers a craving for sugar and carbohydrates. Sleep deprivation maximizes the production of ghrelin, a hunger hormone. Having a fixed sleeping schedule and catching up on seven to eight hours of sleep will make it easier for you to ignore sweets.

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Focus on Hydration

Consuming sufficient amounts of fluids throughout the day cannot be emphasized enough. It regulates your body’s core temperature, removes toxins, and aids various body functions throughout the day.  Drinking less water will make you irritated, hungry, and confused. It also increases the craving for something sweet. Consume two to three liters of daily water to replenish your body. Additionally, acclimate yourself toward drinking one glass of water at least thirty minutes before dinner.

Final Thoughts

Drinking herbal tea can also help you manage sugar cravings. A warm cup of tea with cloves, ginger, and cinnamon promotes enhanced sleep. It will be hard at first, but over time your cravings will fade until they are a distant memory.