Several years ago I cut my sodium intake to 1500 mg daily. Over time, I realized that I less and less interest in sweet foods. I often find myself saying, "that's too sweet" and not eating the item. This was never the case when I ate a higher sodium diet. It's not a quick fix and it may not work for others, but I've lost 15 pounds without "dieting". Good Luck!
Hi and thanks for your posting. Well, you didn't provide a whole lot of information, but what the heck, let's roll with it. There's an emerging science which is indicating that refined sugar is quite addictive to many people. That means you need to go out of your way to try to avoid the stuff. It takes a while for your body to adapt but you can do it. Here are some tips. If you're a stress overeater and knee jerk right into sweets when you feel helpless, hopeless and defeated, then you need to address the best way to cope with stress without dipping into the sweets. Next up, you need to be keenly aware of where sugar is hidden and thus can trigger overeating. Stick with whole foods, watery fruits (grapes and the like have too much sugar for many people) like berries and melon, vegetables and again if you want to kill sugar cravings, aim for protein fiber combos like low fat cheese and an apple, turkey slices and some veggies. Works like a charm. Exercise really helps out. It smooths out your stressful moods and helps you cope better. It also helps you to rein in your appetite. The key is to get the sugar out of your house and be vigilant wherever you go. You can do this. Good luck! Dr Peeke
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