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Hi Beautiful Friend,

Are you a sugar addict? You crave it, you have to have it, you dream about it.

The white stuff is a legal drug that can be increasing your waistline and sabotaging your health. Sugar increases inflammation in your body, can wreak havoc on your blood sugars, and can even leech calcium from your bones. But odds are when the sugar monster calls you aren’t thinking about the above consequences. You have to get your fix!

The good news is that it possible to win the battle over sugar. I did it and you can too.

Here are 4 simple steps to overcoming sugar cravings for good:

1. Plan healthy snack between 3-4pm. Most of us experience a dip in blood sugars mid-afternoon. Plan a protein rich snack mid-afternoon to keep sugar cravings at bay. Try Greek yogurt with berries, a handful of walnuts with an apple or even a chocolate flavored protein shake mixed with almond milk.

2. Eat ½ of your calories by mid-day. Busy schedules can get in the way of eating a healthy breakfast and lunch. Skipping of skimping on your first 2 meals can increase your cravings for sugar later in the day. Plan a protein rich breakfast; a peanut butter green smoothie, eggs and toast or an Ezekial muffin with almond butter. Lunch can be a big salad with salmon or leftover chili.

3. Swap sweets for fruit. Naturally sweet and filled with nutrients and fiber, fruits are a great substitution for concentrated sweets. Fruits like strawberries, blueberries, and apples will keep your blood sugar balanced verse the spike and crash of cookies, donuts, and other candy.

4. Boost up your self-care. Sometimes we reach for sugar to replace the need for love, comfort, balance, relaxation or entertainment. Sugar is a temporary fix which can lead to guilt, shame, and remorse for given into your cravings yet again. Try going for a walk outside, calling a friend, or watching a funny movie to fill up the emotional need.

Take action now! Commit to one or all of the tips above and say sayonara to your sweet cravings. Increase your commitment by sharing your plan with the group in the comments section below. When overcoming sweet cravings the more support the better.

Sending your sweet vibes,

Jackie