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9 Sweet Tips for Beating Sugar Cravings

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Did you know that the average North American consumes roughly a half cup of refined sugar per day—and that figure just represents the middle ground of our snack cake, soft drink, empty cereal, candy, and cookie indulgence!

There is no doubt that sweets are tempting. However, the good news is that you can overcome a sugar craving using these nine tips…

1. Identify Sugar Stressors

Most sugar cravings and resulting sugar binges aren’t the result of actual physical hunger—they’re motivated by anger, stress, boredom, or loss of control—and it’s human nature to bury these awkward emotions in food. However, confronting your emotions will give you a sense of new found control over your life (as opposed to eating your feelings) and help you fight future sugar cravings with a better understanding of where they come from.

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