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Slaying the Sugar Cravings

Aug 31, 2013 11:10AM ● By Beth Schupanitz

Beth Schupanitz

There are many reasons for sugar cravings. The good news is that cravings can be overcome with an upgrade to the daily diet and a few tools to support the body. Cravings are a clue that the body is out of balance and a correction needs to take place. The body is always looking for homeostasis, or balance. If the body is not regulated, long-term health risks will appear.

Sugar cravings can be conquered. It will take some time and awareness, but it can be done. Here are some healthy suggestions for slaying the sugar cravings.

•Eat in balance. Eat real, God-given foods in balance each time you eat. This includes healthy, organic protein, fat and colorful carbohydrates (veggies and fruits).

•Enjoy a healthy, balanced breakfast.

•Drink water; consume half your body weight in ounces a day.

•Read and know labels.

•Stay away from foods labeled “low-fat” or “non-fat”; they will make you fat.

•Eat good fats (such as organic butter, raw-sprouted nuts, avocado and coconut oil).

•Avoid artificial sweeteners.

•Take supplements to heal the gut.

•Reduce stress.

•Be prepared. Prep your week’s healthy foods once a week.

•Seek out help and support. 

Beth Schupanitz, of Inspiring Health, in Plymouth, is a registered nutrition consultant and certified health coach specializing in lifelong weight loss and balanced eating plans. She regularly offers the popular 7-Day Sugar Cleanse. For more information, call 612-804-6675 or visit

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