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I have a BIG sweet tooth. But we all know the negative effects sugar has on our bodies so I try (really hard) to stay away from it. When my body is clean of it, I’m fine. No cravings, no desire. I could sleep in a bed of jelly beans, not wanting any. BUT, Give me a little sugar and I become a crazy woman, needing to find it wherever I can. It’s a hard cycle to break.

People often ask me what I do to curb my cravings and I can finally say I found a solution. Three actually that really do work. And what’s really great, they are healthy tricks in themselves!

1. My first go-to sugar craving trick is to brush my teeth….and my tonge. I guess it has something to do with the refreshing,ColgateWisp_small
minty, clean feeling.  Or scrubbing away any residual sweetness. But trust me, it works. If Im not home, I carry with me little disposable tooth brushes, wisp by Colgate (pic right). you can pick up at the drugstore. I have them in ALL my bags.

2. Another no fail trick is to make a concoction of warm water, lemon juice and Apple Cider Vinegar.  There have been lots of studies on this mixture for many health benefits, which is why I tried it in the first place. But I learned that more than anything, it curbed my sugar cravings for the entire day. Yes you heard that right, the entire day.

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Juice of ½ a lemon

1 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar

3.The best way I have found to rid myself of sugar cravings is to cut out sugar entirely. I know, I know, it’s really hard. But once your body is clean of sugar the cravings will be gone. For me, it takes 2 days to decrease the cravings, 3 days to really diminish them and 4-5 days to really make it through dinner without a thought about sugar.

I will never be clean of sugar all the time. I’m human. But once I learned that sugar can lurk in unsuspecting places and try to avoid those as much as possible I do find myself more on the clean side of sugar than

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