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Three Scientifically Proven Ways to Kick The Crap Out of Sugar Cravings

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Ever wonder why you get sugar cravings out of nowhere?

Have people ever told you “oh just use some more willpower and be disciplined?”  (Most. Useless. Response. Ever.)

Why Am I Powerless Against Sugar Cravings?

Have you tried consciously fighting them, “not right now… not right now… just keep walking…” but gave in later, anyway?

The problem is that people don’t realize that sugar cravings are almost strong as the cravings for drugs like cocaine.

Hopefully now you can see how ridiculously futile it is to try and use willpower to fight them.

Luckily, there have been a few very interesting studies done on beating sugar cravings (even cravings in general), so watch the video below where I show you three proven methods for succeeding.

Now Let Me Ask You: How Have You Tried to Fight Sugar Cravings?

What experience do you have fighting sugar cravings?

Have you tried using willpower?

Have you tried not buying sweets? What about other methods to beating cravings?

Do you feel totally powerless in the grasp of certain foods, and unable to control yourself?

What has worked? What hasn’t?

Just leave a comment below!

– Alex


The studies mentioned in the video are found here:

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  1. Hey, Alex!

    Interesting video and information. I like the fact that you always use experiments and studies to back up the info&tips that you provide in your articles. :)

    I’ve tried eating more protein with my breakfast instead of oatmeal (I’ve been eating oatmeal every morning for months and I’ve always felt hungry in about 2 hours after having it, which is crazy considering that if I have boiled eggs, let’s say, along with some fruit they keep me full for up to 4 hours – 4 hours and a half).

    1. Hey Lina !

      How are you doing, staying sane in life? :)

      Yeah I like tossing in some studies to show that I’m not just making this stuff up. There IS room for kinda “self-help” health advice, but I want to make sure my stuff works at the end of the day, you know? Gotta get people results !

      Hahah that’s my love affair with oatmeal too! It tastes so good if you put in some fresh fruit and honey, but no matter what I’m always hungry two hours later :(.

      Protein power!!

      — Alex

      1. Doing my best to ;)

        Haha, nice way to call it, “my love affair with oatmeal”. And yes, I know, I would put in it some honey and a bit of cinnamon, then sliced a banana and tossed that in and it was yumtastic.

        Plus, oatmeal is pretty versatile, you can even make cookies out of it (with very few ingredients added). Too bad it doesn’t keep you full for longer though.

        1. Ahhh it’s the best with honey, cinnamon and fruit. That’s exactly how I do it! I used to just get frozen berries from the market and throw those in too.

          Yeah oatmeal cookies are awesome too!

  2. Hi Alex,
    I liked your idea of writing down the event and feelings before your cravings. This would definitely point out some patterns.

    I don’t buy anything sweet at the store. If I want something sweet, I make my own desserts so that I know what is in the dessert and try to make it with good sugars (if there is such a thing) and no white flour (use almond meal or coconut flour). There are lot of good recipes out there for desserts using healthy fats and flours. Thanks for your post.

    1. Hey Lisa —

      Yeah it’s amazing how quickly you can learn a lot about yourself when you track things like this. Makes you think!

      Totally agree with making your own desserts if you can. Like you said, you know exactly what you’re getting in them (and I think this is an awesome approach).

      What are some of your favorites? I’ll have to steal the recipes ;)

      — Alex

      1. Hey Alex,
        Glad you asked! Here are two of my favorites – few ingredients and so easy to make.

        GAPS Chocolate Chip Cookies –
        • 1 ¾ cups almond flour
        • ¼ cup vanilla honey or (¼ honey + 1 tsp vanilla)
        • ¾ cup homemade chocolate chips
        • ¼ cup butter or coconut oil (softened)
        • ¼ tsp unrefined sea salt
        • ¼ tsp baking soda

        1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
        2. Line cookie sheet with unbleached parchment paper.
        3. Mix all ingredients together in one bowl (except chocolate chips).
        4. Add in chocolate chips.
        5. Scoop out 1 tablespoon cookie dough with a spoon (I use a measuring spoon) and place on the prepared cookie sheet. Keep 3 inches of space between each cookie. Press down slightly to flatten the cookie.
        6. Bake for 6-10 minutes. The cookie should just be a little golden brown on the bottom. Do not over cook!
        7. Cool for 10 minutes on the cookie sheet (or else they will be too soft to pick up). These cookies should stay soft when cool. Makes 18 cookies.

        Lemon Coconut Macaroons –
        • 3/4 cup almond flour
        • 1 1/2 cup dried, shredded unsweetened coconut
        • 1/4 cup plus 1-2 tablespoons raw honey
        • 1/4 cup coconut oil
        • 30-40 drops organic, food-grade lemon essential oil or (2 tsp vanilla)
        • Pinch of unrefined sea salt

        1. In a bowl, combine the almond flour, coconut, and salt.
        2. Add the honey, coconut oil and lemon essential oil and mix until well combined.
        3. Using a rounded “measuring” tablespoon, gently press the macaroon dough into the spoon, then turn the spoon upside down and tap the cookie out into your hand. Gently place on a parchment lined baking sheet and repeat with the rest of the dough.
        4. Bake in a 195-200F oven for about 45-50 minutes. The outside should be dried out a bit and the inside should be soft and chewy. For raw macaroons, place in your dehydrator until they are slightly dry on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside. Times will vary depending on the dehydrator and temps used.
        5. Allow the macaroons to sit for at least 15 minute before transferring. They delicate while still warm but very sturdy once cooled.
        Makes about 1 ½ dozen.

        If you use vanilla for the macaroons, the macaroons taste just like almond joy without the almond. Enjoy!

        1. Ahhh awesome! Thank you Lisa I’m definitely going to try these out!!

  3. Never thought about trying the index card method. Will definitely have to try it out.

    1. Cheers Erica!

  4. Hi Alex, i am badly addicted to a mix of betal nut and aniseeds. You get here in Pakistan. I am eating 2 boxes a day. Each box contains 25 packets. Each packet weighs 2.5 gm and has fennel, cardamom,betelnut, dry dates, menthol, sweetner and flavors. I know its wrong and i want to stop but cant bring myself to it. Im either suffering from oral fixation or its some mental disorder. I am constantly eating these, if not these then gum or other sugary stuff. Please help. I dont even think food addiction is acknowledged here in Lahore, Pakistan.

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