"Dear Ask Alison,
I am wanting to cut back the sugar I consume, any advice on how to do it so I don't go crazy?"
~ Meredith M.- St. Charles
1. Spice it up. Spices such as cinnamon, cardamom, and nutmeg are delicious in your morning coffee or tea and can stimulate the taste buds when they’re missing that sweet stuff.
2. Eat more. Of the healthy stuff, and more often. Keeping hunger at bay can help you resist the urge grab a poor choice out of desperation.
3. Redirect the craving. Take a walk, jump, or twirl. Sometimes simply moving your body can distract it (and your mind) from those unhealthy urges.
Beyond sugar shock : -- the 6-week plan to break free of your sugar addiction & get slimmer, sexier, & sweeter -- Connie Bennett
Lenoir, Magalie et al. “Intense Sweetness Surpasses Cocaine Reward.” Ed. Bernhard Baune. PLoS ONE 2.8 (2007): e698.