By Terri David
So you want information on how to stop sugar cravings. Whether you are on the HCG weight loss program or any other diet program, this natural and safe method may be your answer.
First of all, let me mention that you will not typically be craving sugar after the first few days on the HCG diet. If you crave it after that point it it typically a mental craving, not a physical one. However, if you do have cravings, there are two things that I would do if I were you:
Chromium has long been known to support the pancreas and regulating blood sugar thus reducing sugar cravings. Most Americans do not get enough chromium in their diet even though it is available in foods such as: bananas, eggs, spinach, meats, brewer's yeast, cheese and whole grain breads.
It is a supplement our body needs and many times do not get enough of. A quality multi-vitamin should take include it and the recommended daily usage is 200 mcg.
It is also useful in synthesizing cholesterol, proteins and fats. However, you do have to be cautious with this because if you take too much it will lead to toxicity.
L-Glutamine works great on helping control sugar cravings. A dietician shared this with me on how to stop sugar cravings so I have used this myself and it works.
Using the powder, place a teaspoon in a glass of water, stir until dissolved. There is a slight flavor but nothing distasteful. Be sure to take in on an empty stomach as that is how it works best.
It helps to regulate your insulin levels which control the level of sugar in your blood.
Some of the additional benefits:
You can learn more at HCG Fat Loss.
*With taking either of these nutrients, if you are on any type of medication for balancing your blood sugar or insulin, please monitor as this may change the need for your medication.