This post is sponsored by my friends at Sweet Defeat. All opinions are my own.
The Truth About Sugar
If you are like most people, sugar cravings are your nemesis in this balance to live a healthier life. As a nutritionist, sugar addiction is the #1 most common obstacle in getting people to live with balance!
Here is the thing…….
You don’t lack willpower.
It’s addictive, and your body is naturally programmed to want more. Eating sweet foods makes you want to eat more sweet foods. Your taste buds are trained to automatically crave more sweets once they consume sugar. Even a single bite of sugar can activate sweet taste receptors for up to 30 minutes, making that craving last long after you consumed a meal!
This is even the case with artificial sweeteners. They don’t stop the sugar cravings, they only make us want more sweets!! Those sweet taste buds of ours are not fooled.
As a nutritionist with a master’s degree in Human Nutrition, I have learned and studied just how powerful the long term effects of sugar has on our bodies. Scientific research shows that a sugar addiction and consumption is the leading cause of inflammation and subsequently many common chronic illnesses (diabetes, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, arthritis, to name a few).
How do I prevent sugar cravings?
The best way to prevent sugar cravings is to stop eating sugar altogether. I call it, taming the sugar beast!!
Although I might be stating the obvious, this is soooooo much harder than it sounds. Am I right?!?!
I’ve been recently introduced to Sweet Defeat: a product that has been clinically proven to help stop sugar cravings.
How does it work? It contains powerful all-natural ingredients that include gymnema leaf extract which has been used for hundreds of years in Ayurvedic medicine. A perfectly safe and natural botanical! And recent research has proven it reduces the ability to taste sweetness.
I was so excited to get my hands on this product, check out its ingredients, and try it for myself!
Besides the gymnema leaf extract, the product also contains zinc to work with gymnema to block sugar-receiving taste buds on the tongue. A natural mint extract is also added to give the lozenge a minty and refreshing taste. With all of these ingredients working together, this helps stop those sugar cravings in their tracks before they get the best of you.
My Experience with Sweet Defeat
So let me tell you what happened when I first used Sweet Defeat. You can see in my video below!
It was the afternoon when I was definitely craving some chocolate (my treat of choice). So instead of reaching for the chocolate, I tried my Sweet Defeat Lozenge. It has a really refreshing and nice minty flavor, and takes about 1-2 minutes for it to dissolve on the tongue.
After my lozenge dissolved, I immediately noticed the idea of eating chocolate was no longer appealing. But, still wanted to see what would happen when I took a bite of my brownie……
So what happened?!?! It was pretty impressive. I was able to taste the bitterness of the chocolate, and even some salty taste. BUT…… NO SWEETNESS!!!!!
How crazy is that?!?! So it actually made me just want to put the brownie down, and not even finish it, yet alone crave another one.
My takeaway from this product is how powerful it can be in a few different ways. If you are one of those people who struggles with eating just a few bites of a dessert with tendencies to eat WAY more than you should, Sweet Defeat can easily help support and keep you from doing this.
OR, if you are like me, and just want something sweet, this can prevent you from reaching for it altogether. I tested this scenario out as well, and I when that afternoon craving hit, I reached for my Sweet Defeat lozenge. I then had a large glass of water, and quickly lost interest (and the urge) to want my chocolate treat.
So for all you with strong sugar cravings, or chocoholics like me, what is your “go-to” treat? I’d love to hear from you!
I would also love to see this product help you!I have a special offer for all of you! You can all get your first box of lozenges for 50% off! Use this link here.