Craving sugar? Try these eight tricks to resist desserts

Eating a protein-rich breakfast helps in keeping your sugar craving in check. Photo: iStock/Mariia Vitkovska

'Why is everything good in life fattening?' is a question that we end up asking every time we indulge in some sinful desserts. Resisting decadent desserts can be a pain, especially if you are someone with a sweet tooth. The processed sugar and artificial sweeteners may adversely affect our heart health and therefore, limiting their intake is essential. Besides, they can even ruin your skin and hair health. Fruits that are naturally sweet, nuts, or dark chocolate are some of the healthier alternatives if you feel the urge to enjoy something sweet. Besides keeping you fit, these may even prevent serious illness and other health conditions. Try these eight tricks to control sugar intake healthily and satisfyingly.

1) Increase protein intake
Eating a protein-rich breakfast helps in keeping your sugar craving in check. Berries, apples, and bananas could be included in your first meal.
2) Healthy fats
Including healthy fats in your regular diet will make your stomach feel full for longer hours.
3) Eat at proper time
Eating healthy meals at the proper time is important to ensure that the blood sugar doesn’t fluctuate. Do not skip breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
4) Good sleep
Having a good night’s sleep is important to keep away sugar cravings. Besides, make sure to keep the body hydrated to expel the toxins.

5) Green veggies
Eating lots of green-colored veggies, leafy vegetables, and fruits reduces the sugar craving.
6) Regulate tea and coffee
The blood sugar level may soar due to overconsumption of alcohol and caffeine. So, it is better to enjoy tea or coffee in moderation.
7) Read the labels
Always note the sugar content that is given on the labels of packaged food. This would encourage you to stay away from sugary treats.
8) Avoid artificial sweeteners
Avoiding artificial sweeteners would be better as they may be harmful to health. 

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