♢Drink lots of water
This is a no-brainer. Don't drink soda or their substitutes. This may seem impossible to stick to, but you can. If you need a pick-me-up drink, have some cold water or hot water with a lemon slice. Another alternative is a cup of tea or black coffee.
♢Have a Healthy Breakfast
Starting your day with the right nourishing foods can help with sugar cravings! Try having oatmeal (minus the brown sugar of course), a healthy green smoothie, or some eggs with spinach. Before eating anything it's always a great idea to drink a glass of water with lemon, especially if you're aiming to lose weight. *Reminder: A healthy breakfast does not include breakfast cereal, toaster pop-tarts or fruit juice. If you're questioning whether or not it's unhealthy sugar, you should probably steer clear of it.
♢Go for Full-Fat Dairy
Don't be scared of full-fat milk! Our bodies can handle it and it's good for us. This is also good for coffee lovers that don't want to cut out their morning wakeup out of their diet completely.
♢Focus on why you're better off without sugar
Be positive about your decision. Remember all of the great benefits of cutting out sugar from your diet. Not only will you feel better, but you'll look better too!
♢Avoid Processed Foods
Hold out for real foods at all times (this is also a good way to get started with clean eating). Avoid foods that are prepackaged or anything from a fast food restaurant. Your meals should be primarily whole foods, mostly vegetables (not from cans, they often have added sugars), with proteins or meat. If you feel the urge to snack, grab some carrot sticks and add hummus, have a boiled egg, or a handful of nuts.
♢Find Sugar-Free Recipes
There are so many sugar-free recipes online (just check pinterest!). Just search for diabetic recipes, candida diet recipes and also paleo recipes. You don't have to sacrifice taste when you give up sugar!
♢Avoid Fake Sugars
This is a huge one. If you feel like you can handle it, avoid artificial sugars.
♢Eat Enough Food
Make sure your body is fueled properly. If you're hungry, you're more likely to crave sweet foods and fall off the wagon. Don't skimp on the good things.
This usually isn't something people think of, but when you don't get enough sleep you're more likely to snack and crave sugars to keep yourself going. Keeping a consistent bed time can help, and if you have to take a small 15 min. nap *no longer than 15min. though, anything longer can re-set your metabolism.
No go forth and slay your craving for sugar!