How To Stop Sugar Cravings - A Complete Guide

Updated: Nov 20, 2019

Aaaargh. Here they come again! You know the feeling. The overwhelming desire for something sweet. A desire that can only be satisfied with chocolate, or cake, or sweets, or a soda. You get the picture.

There are literally millions of people getting those exact cravings every single day, and just like my mother used to say, they have what is called a sweet tooth.

It's crazy isn't that the term 'sweet tooth' literally sounds so sweet and innocent yet to describe it as a sugar addiction sounds so much more serious.

But unfortunately an addiction to sugar can be very serious.

There are a whole host of negative health issues caused by excessive sugar consumption and cutting sugar out of your daily diet it's pretty much one of the most effective dietary changes you can make.

I have a blog here: 17 Amazing Things That Happen When You Stop Eating Sugar which outlines some of the incredible benefits of cutting the white stuff out of your life.

So if you are one of those millions of people who gets sugar cravings on a daily basis this comprehensive guide is designed to help you deal with those cravings, cut down on your sugar intake and get back in control of your eating habits.

Lips covered in sugar eating a lollipop

Why do we get cravings?

You may have asked yourself in the past "Why do I crave sugar?" There are all sorts of reasons why you might find yourself craving sweets or chocolate, but an addiction to sugar or more specifically fructose, is often the main reason.

All sugars, no matter what they are called, be it table sugar, honey, maple syrup, brown sugar, all break down to two substances once you digest them - 50% glucose and 50% fructose.

Glucose is the power source for all living things and provides the energy to every living cell in every living thing. Fructose however is not needed at all, and can only be processed by the liver, and often gets turned into fat once it’’s eaten. It is also very addictive as lab tests have shown.