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Sugar cravings are not caused by a lack of self control



Today I thought I'd touch on the truth behind sugar cravings and how you can easily resolve these without having to control yourself or use up all of your will power to wean yourself off sugar.


If you find it hard to stop once you start eating something sugary, need a sugary pick me up in the afternoon or something sweet after dinner...


Then you'll get a lot out of what I have to share today.


Clients often tell me that they believe they're the problem when it comes to sugar cravings, that they have no self-control and they lack will power to resist it.


But I see things very differently and I can assure you that you are not the problem...far from it!


It's got nothing to do with self control or will power, instead sugar cravings are a sign from the body that the body is deficient in nutrition or certain nutrients.


And, when you boost your nutrition levels you'll find those sugar cravings will actually disappear!


So all in all, it's a simple nutrient deficiency not a lack of self control or will power....


You'll find the diet culture is ultimately responsible for having us believe we need self control and will power along with needing to restrict ourselves and be disciplined to the nth degree (with no leeway) in order to be healthy and/or lose weight.


No wonder we believed getting to where we want to be health wise is going to be a hard journey, but there is a different and better way and it's much easier.


You can easily transform your relationship with food, curb sugar cravings, improve your eating habits and achieve better health outcomes in a way that is simple, easy and sustainable long term.


Below are 3 ways to boost your nutrition intake and curb those cravings:


1. Gradually increasing your veggie intake to 5 serves a day

By adding a salad to your lunches, add more veggies with dinner and/or incorporating snacks that have veggies in them (ie. a green smoothie, healthy peanut butter on celery sticks or veggie sticks with hommus).


2. Aim to have protein with every meal

As this will keep you satisfied and fuller for longer i.e. eggs for breakfast or a protein smoothie, lean meat/poultry or beans/legumes with your lunch and dinner, and raw nuts and seeds as a snack (i.e. trail mix, protein ball, nut butter etc...)


3. Eat consistently throughout the day

Often when we skip meals we are more hungry at the end of the day which can cause a lack of nutrition and contribute to sugar cravings. Aim to have at least 3 meals a day and eat something every 3-4 hours to keep your nutrient level up.



Start putting these these things in place this week, you'll be surprised at how a few simple changes can make a big difference!


And, if you'd like support with transforming your eating habits so you can create a positive relationship with food, have increased energy levels and lose weight sustainably then I invite you to book a FREE 15 Minutes Nutrition Consultation (via phone) by visiting: https://www.louiseellennutrition.com.au/nutrition-services

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