Sugar can be very addictive and can be a contributing factor to many common health issues today, such as obesity and diabetes. The brain’s need for a reward can fuel the cravings we get for sugar. If you struggle with overeating sugary foods, our HMSA Employee Assistance Program has provided a list of helpful ways to stop the cravings:
- Keep junk foods out of the house.
- Drink water.
- Eat fresh fruit. Having a piece of fruit can satisfy sugar cravings for some.
- Get enough sleep.
- Avoid excess stress.
- Eat healthy foods, and don’t allow yourself to get too hungry between meals.
Try a one-month challenge by eliminating all
added sugars from your diet, and then add back in only those that you missed.
Are unhealthy eating habits impacting your overall well-being? Call HMSA at 800-847-7240. It is free and confidential. No time to talk? Visit our HMSA Employee Assistance Program website to see additional resources.