8 Foods To Beat Your Sugar Cravings Into Submission

Sugar cravings has been very common in society for a very long time now, especially with women. Now men do have sugar cravings too  but it’s less.

In general they will overeat on all kinds of meats, fast food and other salty trash. Fact is, they just don’t eat as much sweets as women do.. I’m sorry ladies you’ve got the sweeter tooth!

I’ve seen a lot of women being drawn to sweets as a comfort or to reduce stress.. whereas men are more content with protein and fatty foods. Neither is good  and if this sounds like you then please (Click Here) &(Click Here) as both Women and men eating under stress don’t eat well at all.

Sugar cravings makes you a slave to it and keeps you in a vicious cycle and it needs to be broken because being stuck there is anything but sweet. You know sugary foods and soft drinks are really absorbed fast into your bloodstream, which causes your blood sugar levels to spike up and then crash down, leaving you wanting more sugar!

You can break out and make the craving tap out, by investing in wealthy foods that will put an end to your sugar cravings.

Here are 8 foods that can help you fight your sugar cravings.

 

Vegetables

I can hear some of the groans already, so I thought I’d get this one out of the way first! If you’re sugar craving, Vegetables to you is your enemy, so if you can do this one the rest will be a breeze.. Ok let’s go!

For this to work you need to regularly include vegetables to your meals. The reason is Vegetables are high in fibre and low in calories; they also contain lots of great nutrients.

Eating more Vegetables is one of the best things you can do for your health of course and can lower your risk of diseases like Cancer & Heart disease.

Lastly adding Vegetables is great way to bulk up any of your meals, helping you to feel fuller throughout the day.

 

Fruit

When most people feel sugar cravings coming on they almost always tend to go for the high-sugar, high-fat trash like chocolate… No, No No! Instead leave that for the bin and have yourself some fruit any time you feel your cravings coming on.. this will stop the it in its tracks.

Yes fruit is naturally sweet but it’s got no added sugar to it, there’s the difference the “Added” part is what’s killing you from the inside not the natural sugar on the most part.. Unless you’re eating Sugar cane which is a no lol.

Fruit has a lot of fibre too and many health benefits and again should be eaten regularly to help with your sugar cravings. So the next time you feel the cravings coming on try eating Grapes, Mangos, Pineapples, Bananas, Apples & Watermelons.

If you’re  really feeling hungry then add some Greek /Plain yogurt to your fruit, this is also a cool snack.

 

Legumes

Legumes such as beans, chickpeas and lentils are great plant-based sources of protein and fibre. Both of these nutrients are great for making you feel fuller for longer. So Legumes reduce hunger-driven sugar cravings.

Lentils really help with weight loss too so you can start with these.

Chia Seeds

Chia seeds are a very good source of many great nutrients such as Omega-3 fatty acids and fibre.. The fibre in Chia seeds is all soluble and accounts for 40% of Chia seeds.

Chia seeds are very versatile, you can add them to almost anything such as Fish, Vegetables, Bread or even any topping with your main meals.

Prunes

Prunes are just dried plums but I wanted to give them an extra shout out as I believe it’s the first time I’ve ever spoken about them (I could be wrong)

They’re jam-packed with fibre and nutrients and taste very sweet indeed.

This means you can reach for them as a healthy alternative to sweets and chocolate when you are craving sugar.

Prunes help with constipation and is absorbed in your gut very well, as it breaks down the sugar inside slowly which means no sugar crashes.

 

 

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes are very nutritious and sweet and also very filling. They contain mostly carbs but also fibre and a number of vitamins and minerals such as.. Vitamin A, Vitamin C & Potassium.

Some people get sugar cravings because they don’t eat enough during the day, so including a magical carb source such as Sweet Potatoes in your meals can combat this by adding calories to your meals, whilst all the while providing you the sweet taste that you want so much but in a healthy way.

 

Fish

Fish is great source to include to your meals and helps prevent your sugar cravings.

This also great for losing weight, if you are worried about mercury or pregnant then (Click Here) It’s really an anti-craving for two reasons, the first is it makes the body more sensitive to the hormone called Leptin.

Leptin has been shown to promote development of gray matter in the part of the brain that regulates food cravings and consequently results in less sugar cravings.

Secondly Fish is a rich source of Glutamine which is an a-Amino acid that provides energy to the brain and helps build and maintains muscle mass for us. It’s believed to help reduce cravings for sugar and also crabs.

This is likely because of Glutamine’s stabilizing effect on blood sugar levels; when the levels are low, Glutamine suppresses insulin to prevent further decline of the sugar levels. Glutamine also stimulates and releases of Glycogen to help increase the blood sugar to normal level.

 

Fermented Foods

When I say Fermented foods I’m talking foods such as Yogurt, Sauerkraut, Miso & Kimchi . If you’ve never had these foods other than yogurt then I recommend you try them as they’re not only delicious, they have many beneficial bacteria’s, which is great for our tummies.

With a healthy tummy from the inside, over time this will of course put your sugar cravings into submission for good, which is the aim of this whole article, for you to be able to eventually break out of the vicious cycle.

 

THAT’S IT!

I really enjoyed sharing this with you guys.  Please do let me know though…

What Do You Make Of All This?

Do You Believe That Women Have A Sweeter Tooth Than Men?

What Are Your Go-to Sugary Snacks & What Foods Are You Replacing Them With From The 8 Provided?

Before Reading This Were You Aware That You Had Sugar Cravings Often?

Of course Any other questions are always welcome, just leave a comment below

Until Then Ciao

We Look Up大

Karim David

The Healthy One

 

103 Comments

  1. Zlatko Pavlaković April 18, 2018 at 11:26 am

    Women have the sweeter tooth yes.

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    1. Karim April 18, 2018 at 7:59 pm

      Haha for sure.

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  2. Finn Baker April 18, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    I ‘ve always been aware of the cravings I’m just working towards getting rid of it day by day. Great article Karim thanks.

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    1. Karim April 18, 2018 at 7:59 pm

      Ok thanks for sharing this with us Finn.. you’re welcome 🙂

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  3. Melissa Iacovou April 18, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    Candy are my go- to treats but I’m replacing them with fruits from now.

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    1. Karim April 18, 2018 at 8:00 pm

      That’s great to know Melissa, thanks for letting us know 🙂

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  4. Anna Alexandrou April 18, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    Great article! you’re right we definitely have the sweeter tooths.

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    1. Karim April 18, 2018 at 8:00 pm

      Thank you Anna 🙂

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  5. Viktor Jurakić April 18, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    I got more than I wished for here, I’ve been very stressed this year with unpaid bills; so the stress article along with this one has really helped me thank you.

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    1. Karim April 18, 2018 at 8:07 pm

      I’m grateful you shared this with me, you’re welcome it’s what I do! All the best with the bills 🙏🏿

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  6. Zep Hartog April 18, 2018 at 5:43 pm

    Thanks for waking me up Karim, I was not aware of my cravings until I thought about it after reading this article.

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    1. Karim April 18, 2018 at 8:09 pm

      More than happy to wake up my fellow being.. only up from here 🙂

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  7. Pnina Goldsmith April 18, 2018 at 5:52 pm

    Thanks for sharing this Karim. Yeah women love sugary treats more than guys.

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    1. Karim April 18, 2018 at 8:11 pm

      Haha.. you’re welcome Pnia 🙂

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  8. Illiana Christou April 18, 2018 at 6:04 pm

    I’m going to try chia seeds I’ve never had it before, thanks for the other tips!

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    1. Karim April 18, 2018 at 8:15 pm

      Cool you should! no problem Illiana

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  9. Treina Uton April 18, 2018 at 7:41 pm

    you’ve turned me off sugary stuff now 🤮

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    1. Karim April 18, 2018 at 8:23 pm

      It’s been a blessed day then 🙌🏿

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  10. Kiss Patrícia April 18, 2018 at 8:05 pm

    Top advice thank you.

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    1. Karim April 18, 2018 at 8:14 pm

      You’re welcome Kiss 🙂

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  11. Elizabeth Stair April 18, 2018 at 9:25 pm

    I think you’re saving us from an early death.

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    1. Karim April 19, 2018 at 12:23 pm

      That’s the plan 😉

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  12. Jakab István April 18, 2018 at 10:39 pm

    I liked this a lot. thank you for the advice.

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    1. Karim April 19, 2018 at 12:24 pm

      Thanks Jakab, you’re welcome 🙂

      Reply
  13. Gáspár Szabina April 19, 2018 at 5:47 am

    Good recovery by mentioning Sugar cane!

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    1. Karim April 19, 2018 at 12:32 pm

      Ahaha thank you!

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  14. Marysa Zwikker April 19, 2018 at 7:49 am

    😃 ✨

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    1. Karim April 19, 2018 at 12:33 pm

      Nah the magic is all you 🙂

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  15. Ken Ibe April 19, 2018 at 5:24 pm

    I eat almost all of these foods in a year. I need to work on my consistency and cut out eating rubbish, thanks for the advice.

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    1. Karim April 20, 2018 at 10:44 am

      That’s exactly right Ken consistency! & you’re welcome 🙂

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    2. Alaa Kouri April 24, 2018 at 10:55 pm

      My thoughts exactly, glad I’m not the only one!

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  16. Mira Delaney April 19, 2018 at 8:42 pm

    What a very accurate assessment of my sugary habits. I’m really going to raise my standards on this, I need to make time for this.

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    1. Karim April 20, 2018 at 10:45 am

      Aha.. You’ve got to make this a priority ASAP. Thanks Mira for sharing this with us 🙂

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  17. Steven Haskay April 19, 2018 at 9:48 pm

    Sweet potatoes are the only potatoes I’ll ever eat; a bit of veg with some fish that’s my dinner idea after reading this, what do you think of that?

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    1. Karim April 20, 2018 at 10:46 am

      I think that sounds like a plan Steven, GO FOR IT!

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  18. Raila Nieminen April 19, 2018 at 11:09 pm

    You’ve triggered some food snack ideas I’m going to try out and share with my family. Thanks for sharing this Karim.

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    1. Karim April 20, 2018 at 10:47 am

      Very happy to know that Raila.. You’re welcome 😊

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  19. Jo Nahuis April 21, 2018 at 4:39 am

    Great article!

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    1. Karim April 23, 2018 at 11:31 am

      Thanks Jo

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  20. Betty Carballo April 21, 2018 at 9:28 pm

    This is a great idea! I’ll try it. Thanks!

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    1. Karim April 23, 2018 at 11:32 am

      You’re welcome Betty 🙂

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  21. Mark Devdhar April 22, 2018 at 4:08 pm

    I’ve given up fizzy drink since reading this for water.

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    1. Karim April 23, 2018 at 11:34 am

      Love it.. Well done Mark 🙌🏿

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  22. Chirs Eskursson April 23, 2018 at 6:25 pm

    I don’t feel I’m addicted to sugary foods, I think it’s just been so long since I tried anything else. I’ll make sure I start eating better because I often get sick from all the sugary food and drink I eat.

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    1. Karim April 24, 2018 at 4:26 pm

      Ok well thanks for sharing that with us Chris, and I’m really glad you’ve come to this decision 🙂

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  23. Britney Andrews April 23, 2018 at 8:34 pm

    Day two no sugar! right now, the heat is helping me from having any strong cravings.
    I feel like I am addicted to sugar, but I’m learning more about how it’s unhealthy so the addiction is decreasing. I really think there is no way of me going back to it.

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    1. Karim April 24, 2018 at 4:29 pm

      It’s that awareness of what’s actually going on.. keep discovering, You’re most likely too far gone to go back.. thank you for sharing this with us, this was interesting to read 🙂

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  24. Diana Figueroa April 23, 2018 at 9:55 pm

    I came to the conclusion that the more sugar you eat the more you crave, so no more for me.

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    1. Karim April 24, 2018 at 4:31 pm

      You be right Diana 🤗 😝

      Reply
  25. Beth Oded April 23, 2018 at 11:58 pm

    Great article and yes women do🤭

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    1. Karim April 24, 2018 at 4:32 pm

      Thanks Beth 😄

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  26. Dani Antal April 24, 2018 at 8:59 am

    Great article. I thought it would be more complicated than this. But in actually doing it, I can see changes already, thanks for the tips.

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    1. Karim April 25, 2018 at 4:36 pm

      Nah simplicity is the 🔑 You’re welcome Dani

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  27. Leonie Uelen April 24, 2018 at 9:33 am

    Do you have off days when it comes to this and feel tempted ?

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    1. Karim April 25, 2018 at 4:39 pm

      Good question Leonie in short no.. but extended how could I be ? I am the embodiment of health, after all I am the Healthy One only god above We Look Up 大

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  28. Jessie Bussink April 24, 2018 at 1:16 pm

    Love this 😀

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    1. Karim April 25, 2018 at 4:39 pm

      Thanks Jessie I appreciate you/that

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  29. Kara Markou April 24, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    Another gem Karim.. thank you so much for always making actionable content.

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    1. Karim April 25, 2018 at 4:40 pm

      Thank you Kara!

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  30. Amy Zheng April 24, 2018 at 8:18 pm

    Di Nutrition 🐐😘

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    1. Karim April 25, 2018 at 4:41 pm

      Bless you Amy 🙏🏿

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  31. Jed P. Lynn April 25, 2018 at 6:59 pm

    My wife loves sweet things more than me and so does my sister, so I would say Women have the sweeter tooth’s.

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    1. Karim April 26, 2018 at 11:59 am

      Lol glad we agree Jed 🙂

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  32. Shontaya Darcy April 25, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    Top advice thanks

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    1. Karim April 26, 2018 at 12:03 pm

      You’re Welcome Shontaya 🙂

      Reply
  33. Nav Achaval April 25, 2018 at 9:27 pm

    Great article here Karim. I don’t I was aware of my addiction, I just ignored it to be honest.

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  34. Neil Magaro April 26, 2018 at 12:04 am

    I actually switched from Granola to porridge in the mornings as I read about the sugar in it.

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    1. Karim April 26, 2018 at 12:03 pm

      Smart move Neil well done 🙂

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  35. Mia Adwani April 26, 2018 at 12:11 am

    I’ve bought a lot of very low in mercury fish, and a ton of fruit and veg my aim now is to do this all year around.

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    1. Karim April 26, 2018 at 12:05 pm

      Sounds like a plan Mia keep consistent.. write it out too, if you keep it only i your head it can easily be forgotten, really commit.. ALL THE BEST!

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  36. Helen Lolan April 26, 2018 at 12:23 am

    I’ve Swapped Dairy milk chocolate bars for Avocados.

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    1. Karim April 26, 2018 at 12:06 pm

      Yessssss Helen that’s amazing 🙂 🥑

      Reply
  37. Dana Vylder April 26, 2018 at 1:14 am

    👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 I’ve decided to eat my five a day now and stop eating junk food and beer since reading this. Thank you!

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    1. Karim April 26, 2018 at 12:07 pm

      The applause should be for yourself.. you took massive action, but all the same I loved reading this.. You’ll be rewarded in the long run just wait!

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  38. John Foglio April 26, 2018 at 1:34 am

    Cool content bro.

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    1. Karim April 26, 2018 at 12:07 pm

      Why thank you John much appreciated 🙂

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  39. Matt Reiter April 26, 2018 at 3:36 am

    I liked this article great tips too. Yes I knew that I was addicted but I didn’t care, it takes a strong message like this to really wake you up.

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    1. Karim April 26, 2018 at 12:08 pm

      Thank you for your honesty Matt.. I guess it does don’t it, well done meeeeee 😅

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  40. John Worth April 26, 2018 at 1:22 pm

    Cake is my weakness and I only have that on my birthday, or someone else has a birthday.

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    1. Karim April 27, 2018 at 3:02 pm

      Bruh 🤷🏿‍♂️

      Reply
  41. Tyrone Leon April 26, 2018 at 1:41 pm

    I’m a sweets junkie 😅 I’ve lots so many teeth but I have cut down now, and I’m aiming in the next 24 months to be sweets free, this really got me wanting to take action.

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    1. Karim April 27, 2018 at 3:04 pm

      I’m glad to hear you’ve got a plan with a date in place.. You lost some teeth but you’ve still got grit 😉 Thank you for the comment 🙂

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  42. Joe Ince April 26, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    Thank you for this guide it’s easy to follow.

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    1. Karim April 27, 2018 at 3:05 pm

      No problem Joe 🙂

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  43. Harry Snoep April 26, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    I swapped Snicker bars for Apples 🙂

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    1. Karim April 27, 2018 at 3:05 pm

      Yes Harry Top Man!

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  44. Han Young April 26, 2018 at 5:44 pm

    Been put off sugar for life 🤢

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    1. Karim April 27, 2018 at 3:06 pm

      Aha I’m glad 🙂

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  45. Jo Thomson April 30, 2018 at 6:02 pm

    I was always aware of it I just didn’t know how to stop.

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    1. Karim May 1, 2018 at 1:05 pm

      Oh I see. Well I’m grateful that you shared that with us Jo because it just shows, we can be aware but just don’t know what to do.. which is another reason I’m happy I put this out there for you and of course the rest of the Di1’s.

      Reply
  46. Evan Murray April 30, 2018 at 7:51 pm

    I swapped Oreos for prunes, my stomach didn’t like it.

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    1. Karim May 1, 2018 at 1:08 pm

      🤣🤣🤣

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    2. Chris Given May 1, 2018 at 7:17 pm

      Should of swapped it for a pineapple instead 🙂

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  47. Amir Baqri April 30, 2018 at 8:34 pm

    My wife is living proof that women have the sweeter tooth. This article has made me buy green food, that’s not happened in years in my house.

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    1. Karim May 1, 2018 at 1:09 pm

      Ahahaha! I’m happy that you’re eating some greens now because of this article Amir, long may it last 🙂

      Reply
  48. Kate Sutton April 30, 2018 at 9:12 pm

    Sweet potatoes instead of false fish fingers.

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    1. Karim May 1, 2018 at 1:09 pm

      Sweet choice 😉

      Reply
  49. Benjamen Pallesen May 1, 2018 at 9:11 am

    I never liked the thought of eating Fermented foods but I do love yoghurts.

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    1. Karim May 2, 2018 at 12:03 pm

      I get this a lot I think it’s just how it looks lol.

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  50. Yvon Verninac May 1, 2018 at 8:59 pm

    I’ve started making lot’s of soups and putting Legumes in them because it fills me up in the hours I want to eat sugary food.

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    1. Karim May 2, 2018 at 12:11 pm

      That’s a really neat tip for anyone who is struggling out there (The Healthy One Certified 👌🏿) Thanks Yvon for sharing that with us 🙂

      Reply
  51. Helen Norbert May 1, 2018 at 9:34 pm

    I’ve cut out almost half of my sugar intake already now, what took me by surprise is that I don’t really crave the sugar as much as I thought I would. Thanks for making me healthier.

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    1. Karim May 2, 2018 at 12:06 pm

      Ah this is great to know Helen, I’m really happy for you keep it up!

      Reply

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