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How to Stop Those Powerful Sugar Cravings

Getting off the sugar roller coaster is not just beneficial for your waistline. Without the stress of a sugar surge which is always accompanied by a fatiguing crash, you will experience greater inner peace and stability; also there will be a big boost to your immune system. But how do you quell the powerful cravings?

I am a recovered sugar addict who decapitated the icing off cakes and like a termite I tunneled through their creamy fillings leaving merely a hollow shell. Upon reflection I was filling an empty heart at the time. My mother was in the throes of Alzheimer’s and I was burned out at work; my children, husband and dog were all lined up for me. Basically, I looked like a skinny person on the outside, but I was fat on the inside – this is known to be an unhealthy condition.

So, I went cold turkey. Some people can gradually wean themselves off sugar to one anticipated treat a day – preferably before bedtime to avoid overindulging – but others like me had to detoxify first and get rid of the dependency. It took me two irritable weeks and I warned those in my midst. Today, I am happy to report that I have dark chocolate every day – a small quantity and can choose to eat dessert at a dinner party or not. Sugar has lost its grip on me.

Here’s what I researched and implemented in my own life:

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