Is sugar addiction a real thing?

How often has your healthy eating diet and clean eating plan gone to the dogs because you simply couldn’t resist that glass of chilled cool drink or that slither of birthday cake at a party?

Well it turns out there are ways we can minimise sugar cravings and even EAT certain foods that will lessen our desire for sugary treats.

If you’re white knuckling a sugar free lifestyle and need some tip on how to stay on the straight and take a listen below as Cape Talk's Sara-Jayne King chats to dietician Abby Courtney about how to deal with sugar cravings.

So is there such a thing as sugar addiction?

Some evidence links compulsive eating to the same kind of rewards system [as other addictions], but it's a compulsive eating addiction where sugar might be the key role player.

Abby Courtnay, dietician

But how can we beat the sugar cravings?

If it's a physical craving, we can potentially help beat that craving by following a healthy eating pattern.

Abby Courtnay, dietician

Filling up with vegetables, eating enough protein and fats, choosing high fibre carbs to balance out blood sugar.

Abby Courtnay, dietician

Find out how you can banish sugar cravings:


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