How Meditating Reduced Any Sugar Craving
Once you become aware of WHEN and WHY you crave sugar, you can begin to replace sugary foods with healthier alternatives that will provide your body with the same feel-good sensations it’s craving. Before I cut sugar out of my diet, I noticed that I was craving sugary treats whenever I was tired, unhappy, or just needed a boost. Can you relate?
Take note of when you reach for sugar-filled snacks or drinks. Grab a pen and a notebook, and jot down answers to the following questions to help you create a bigger picture of what’s prompting you to consume sweet foods.
Questions I asked myself before I broke up with sugar:
What time of the day are you eating sugar the most?
How do you feel when you want to eat sugar?
Do you feel fulfilled?
Do you feel connected spiritually?
Are you satisfied with your relationships? Your career? Your finances?
Are you exercising regularly?
Do you take time for self-care regularly?
Are you stressed?
Do you take time to play and have fun?
Once you’ve taken the time to answer these questions, spend time reflecting on your answers. Which areas would you like to improve in your life? Visualize the changes you would like to see manifest in your life, and set aside time daily to meditate on and journal about those changes.
My tips for meditating to control sugar cravings:
1. Establish a quiet place where you can sit uninterrupted for at least 10 minutes or more. If you need help meditating, find relaxing music or a guided meditation that will help you drown out noise and stay focused.
2. Be easy on yourself! It’s OK to let thoughts come and go as you sit quietly. The important thing is to become aware of your thoughts and set your intention on the healthy changes you want in your life.
3. Grab a journal and some pretty pens and write down your thoughts everyday. Make it a habit. Don’t over think what you should or shouldn’t write. Just write down what comes to your mind. Do this for 10 minutes each day to help you dump any negative thoughts that may be blocking you from a healthier lifestyle.
Do you want even more great tips to help you increase your energy and end your sugar addiction once and for all? Schedule your free call with me today, I’m happy to learn more about your struggles with sugar and share how i can support you to conquer them.