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Fighting a Sweet Tooth: Some Tips That Can Help

By Genevieve Cunningham

Satisfying a sweet tooth is one of the best feelings. Whether it's a big piece of our favorite pie, a donut, or a new pastry treat, eating something sweet feels so good. Unfortunately, sweet treats are among the most unhealthy for our bodies. While we already know this, it's a serious struggle to break the sweet tooth that so many of us have. So what can we do? If you're ready to say no to your sweet tooth cravings, take a look at these tips that can help you get started off on the right foot today.

Break the Addiction

Sugar is addictive. Though we don't like to admit this, it's absolutely true. In order to stop eating these treats, we have to break the addiction first. You can do this by slowly cutting back just a little at a time, or you can go cold turkey and give up all sugar at once. Just be prepared. Depending on how much you consume, you may experience withdrawal symptoms such as headaches, cravings, and even poor moods. But stick with it to break the addiction and get control over your cravings.


Another great way to eliminate that sweet tooth is to replace your normal treats with something better. Start by opting for natural sugar. Fruit is a great choice, as are other forms of sugar including coconut sugar and turbinado sugar. If you can learn to replace your normal sugar for something sweet but healthy, you're well on your way to a healthier diet and healthier living overall. 

Allow Indulgence

While it's true that too much sugar is bad for your health, it's OK to indulge from time to time. Just factor it into your menu. Plan for a sweet treat on Friday night or after lunch on Sunday. This gives you something to look forward to, satisfies your sweet tooth, but cuts back on the amount you're consuming on a daily basis. If you have a hard time, consider breaking the addiction first before adding this small treat back into your life.

Most people have some kind of a sweet tooth, and it's OK to enjoy a good treat now and again! But don't let too much sugar ruin your diet and your health. Use these tips to break the cravings and to get your diet moving in a much healthier and positive direction.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Aiken, S.C.

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