Sweet tooth? 10 ways to manage your sugar cravings
Feel a strong urge to raid the biscuit tin? Sugar cravings are common and can reflect hormonal fluctuations, mood swings and heightened stress levels. Nutritionist Kerry Torrens outlines some simple strategies to help banish those cravings.
Why are sugar cravings so hard to fix?
Your 10 point plan to fix those sugar cravings
1. Make meals matter
2. Satisfy sweetness
3. Know your nutritional needs
4. Curfew your cravings
5. Stick to a schedule
6. Target triggers
7. Sleep soundly
8. Call a friend
9. Exercise regularly
10. Take a hot bath or shower
Useful resources for cutting down on sugar
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This article was published on 16th September 2020.
Kerry Torrens BSc. (Hons) PgCert MBANT is a registered nutritionist with a post graduate diploma in Personalised Nutrition & Nutritional Therapy. She is a member of the British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT) and a member of the Guild of Food Writers. Over the last 15 years she has been a contributing author to a number of nutritional and cookery publications including BBC Good Food.
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