What about benefits? How to stop sugar cravings

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.
 
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