Reduce or eliminate caffeine: Why? Because the ups and downs of caffeine include dehydration and blood sugar swings.
Drink water: Sometimes, sugar cravings are a sing of dehydration. If you crave sugar, drink 1 or 2 glasses of water, do something else and see what happens.
Eat sweet vegetables and fruits as snacks: like carrots with hummus, beetroot, watermelon, apple, berries, etc. The more you eat them, the less you will crave sugar.
Use gentle sweets like stevia, agave syrup, maple syrup, dried fruit. Avoid chemicalized, artificial sweeteners and food with added sugar.
Exercise regularly: Being active helps balance blood sugar levels, boost energy and reduces tension.
Get more sleep, rest and relax: Simple carbohydrates, such as sugar, are the easiest usable form of energy for an exhausted mind and body. If you are stressed and not sleeping properly, your body will crave the quickest form of energy, means sugar!
Evaluate the amount of animal food you eat: According to Yin/Yang principles, eating too much animal food (Yang) can lead to cravings for sweets (Yin). Create a good balance for you.
Eliminate Fat- free or low -fat packaged snack -food: This foods contain high quantities of sugar to compensate the lack of flavor and fat.
Experiment with spices: Coriander, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and cardamom will naturally sweeten your foods and reduce cravings.
Slow down and find sweetness in non-food ways: Cravings often have a psychological component. Try to find the psychological cause of food cravings and work on them trying to find balance in you life. When life becomes sweet enough itself, no additives are needed!