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People often ask me how they can stop their sugar cravings. I’ve had this question asked at least a dozen times every day since new year’s day.

First and foremost, a big well done to you if you are still sticking with your resolutions. However, if weight loss is your goal, please do not suddenly starve yourself and eliminate everything from your diet and start exercising seven days a week. This is not only highly dangerous and not the best way to go about it, but will lead you to ill health and resentment towards healthy living.

Back to the question of sugar cravings – how to stop them and my top tips on this subject. Take it slow and steady and see gradual results.

Eliminating sugar is one of the best things you can do, however, it’s very hard and it will take time for your body to adjust so please do not expect an overnight quick fix. After your last meal in the evening, brush your teeth as the freshness of the mint will reduce the likelihood of you wanting to pick up anything naughty.

Remove all temptations in your house. This one is easy.If you have sweets and sugary foods in your cupboards, you will eat them. If you have good, fresh, organic and varied sources of food, you will eat that. Do something. Anything, just do it. Read a book, go for a walk or prep your food for tomorrow.

By distracting yourself you will soon forget about your cravings.

And last but by no means least, hydration. Fluid intake is critical. Stay well hydrated through two to three litres of water a day. This will make a drastic change in your sugar cravings.

From next week we are going to start featuring some of our clients down here at Fitness Formation. How they deal with everyday troubles and following their success. If you need any help with anything get in touch at ryan@fitnessformation.co.uk or 07715967901.