Want to know how to stop sugar cravings for good? The truth is, you might always battle a sweet tooth, but there are ways to control these cravings, so they don’t derail you.
When you are on a healthy, low-carb diet like the Thin Adapted System™ (TAS) it might seem like you are done with desserts for good. That’s just not true! You don’t have to constantly deny your sweet tooth in a never-ending war against sugary treats.
There are 8 no-fail and effortless ways to battle a sweet tooth and stay on track, so you keep losing weight (without losing your mind).
Why You Crave Sugar And Carbs
Whenever you switch to a low-carb diet, you are changing how your body creates energy. Before you started eating primarily low-carb foods, your body naturally metabolized carbs and sugar and used them as energy.
When you go through the 28 Day Metabolism Reset, you are eating so few carbs that your body has to learn to retrain itself to burn fat for energy instead. Until your body becomes Thin Adapted, it will still crave sugar because it wants that simple energy source.
There’s hope! Once your body adapts and learns to burn fat for energy, you will crave these healthy fats instead of sweets. Your desire for sweet foods might never go away, but you won’t crave the things that cause your blood sugar to do high-low acrobatics.
How To Stop Sugar Cravings And Lose Weight
Deep inside, you want to stop eating sugar and carbs and to get your body into that Thin Adapted place where it burns fat for energy. The struggle to get there is rough. Thankfully, it’s nothing you can’t handle.
You can do eight simple things to stop craving sugar and carbs. Once the cravings subside, you’ll actually want to eat healthier. You will enjoy how it makes you feel, with a zip of new energy you didn’t know you could feel!
Do all eight of these things, and you’ll not only kick those cravings to the curb, but you will stay dedicated to the plan and enjoy seeing the weight come off. Check out these easy things you can do to learn how to stop sugar cravings for good!
1. Eat Healthy Low-Carb Fruit
As you transition away from depending on sugar for energy, you should retrain your taste buds. Instead of completely giving up all sugar (that is definitely not sustainable) be smart about the types of sugar you eat.
Highly nutritious, high-fiber, fruits will nourish your body, helping it prevent disease and boost your immune system. Bonus – they are sweet, too!
Be careful with which types of fruit you eat and how much you eat. The fruits with the least amount of carbs will give you the best results.
According to Healthline, these are the types of fruit with the least amount of carbs. We listed how many carbs are in a 100-gram serving. Strawberries – 5.68 grams net carbs
- Strawberries – 5.68 grams net carbs
- Blackberries – 4.31 grams net carbs
- Raspberries – 5.44 grams net carbs
For more information about nature’s desserts, check out this guide to fruits and low-carb lifestyles. It will answer more of your questions.
2. Make Your Own Keto Desserts
When you bake, you control how much sugar you use. Plus, you get to choose what type of sugar substitute you use, so you’ll always use your favorite kind, with the best results!
Keto-friendly desserts let you feel like you are enjoying a treat, but you aren’t flooding your body with unwanted sugars.
The best keto desserts will be made with high-fiber and nutrient-dense ingredients while also being low in carbs. These are my favorite low-carb dessert recipes.
- Low-Carb Lemon Curd Dessert
- Thinlicious™ Magic Bars
- Low-Carb Strawberry Pie
- Vanilla Low-Carb Cheesecake Fluff
3. Get Support
The secret to how to stop sugar cravings for good is to surround yourself with support. That’s why programs like TAS are so important. Reading all the information and making up your mind will only take you so far.
You need people around you that will cheer you on, encourage you when you get tempted, and go through it all with you. The TAS community is full of people who are becoming Thin Adapted right along with you. As everyone learns what works for them, you can share your experiences with each other, build each other up, and help each other reach your goals.
4. Stay Active
One of the most motivating ways to stop sugar cravings is to see the weight come off. As those numbers go down, you’ll be more focused than ever before.
Weight lifting is one of the best ways to boost your metabolism. As you lift heavier weights, you will build more muscle mass, which increases your resting metabolic rate.
As you become more active, your body will crave protein and healthy fats, which will lower your sugar cravings.
5. Indulge In Chocolate
This is fantastic news for chocolate-lovers out there – cocoa is naturally low-carb! Yes, you can enjoy chocolate shakes, and even use sugar-free chocolate chips in your favorite low-carb muffins.
Choose dark chocolate and sugar-free varieties. Dark chocolate is high in antioxidants, which fight free radicals and help your body maintain its health.
This recipe for Low-Carb Chocolate Cheesecake Snack Bites will satiate your chocolate cravings while fueling your body with healthy fats.
6. Track Your Macros
How many carbs did you eat today? You might be able to eat something small without going off track. Everyone’s body is completely different, so the number of macros you can consume will be unique.
Be intentional with the meals and snacks you eat. Allow yourself to eat healthy desserts that will build upon your hard work.
7. Understand Why You Crave Sugar
Education and knowledge are the secret keys to finally killing your sugar cravings. Learn about your body. How much sugar did you eat before? How active were you? Give yourself grace as you go through the process to become Thin Adapted. Eventually, the cravings will become nonexistent, but you have to go through the process first.
That’s the difference between TAS and keto – we teach and educate you about why your body craves sweets and how to work with your metabolism. You aren’t on your own; you are surrounded by a community with a wealth of knowledge that will help you learn how your body operates. Work with your body, not against it.
8. Eat More Fat
Want to know how to stop sugar cravings? Replace sugar with healthy fats!
Healthy fats fill you up while also kicking off that little hunger pain. Avocados, salmon, and cream cheese are all fantastic sources of healthy fats. You will feel so full that you won’t want to eat unhealthy sugary treats.
These are my favorite high-fat snacks that replace sugar cravings:
Here are some questions people often ask about how to stop sugar cravings. If you don’t see your question in this list, please leave it in the comments.
Why do we crave sugar on keto?
What should we eat when we crave sugar?
Can we eat sugar and lose weight?
Why do we crave sugar at night?
The Bottom Line
Now that you know how to stop sugar cravings, what are you waiting for? There is no time like today! Start changing how you look at food – it should fuel your body and help you feel better. Replace those sugar cravings with food that nourishes you.
Ready to get started with the low-carb lifestyle? We recommend starting with our Thinlicious 28-Day Metabolism Reset, which is designed to introduce you to the Thin-Adapted System and help you retrain the way your body burns fuel in just four weeks. Get it HERE.
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