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Stop Sugar Cravings - 5 easy ways to Stop Kids Sugar Cravings

Updated on August 7, 2009

Stopping Sugar Cravings in Children

Sugar is becoming a problem for a lot of people. Many have learned that to much sugar is a bad thing and parents are now growing concerned for their children. Well I know that the temptation is everywhere but there are ways to escape its grasp. I will be giving five steps in which your child can begin decreasing sugar out of their diet and eventually no longer have their sugar cravings.

Too Much Sugar Affects Us

Before I begin going over the tips, take a look at possible affects you and your child can have from overloading on sugar.

  • Tooth Decay
  • Weight Gain (Obesity)
  • Unbalanced Hormones
  • Fatigue
  • Rise Of Insulin, Which Can Lead to Diabetes
  • Shorten Life Span

Sugar has shown its drastic affects on children back in the past and present. Testing showed that between the years of 1980 and 1994 childhood obesity rose to a 100% according to WebMD. With diabetes growing rapidly we must begin to get our children on better diets to show improvement in the future.

Tips for Sugar Addiction

Put Down The Candy Pick Up The Fruit

Since a child is addicted to the taste of sugar, replacing it with fruit is a great strategy. Fruits have natural sugars which lead to more natural diet. One needs to understand the importance of the kind of sugar consumed. Sugars found in soda, candy, and other processed foods have the worst type of sugar because they are unnatural. For a meal or snack give your child a bowl of nutritious fruit and this should keep them satisfied..

Go Play!

Let the kids play to fight against sugar cravings. Many people use extensive activities to distract themselves from sugar cravings. If your child is kept busy, the thought of sugary snacks often fades. It is extremely important to keep them active.

Be Well Nourished

Some effects of sugar cravings can be the result of lacking certain nutrients. It is important that a child remains fully nourished and has a complete diet. Vitamins such as Chromium, Manganese, Magnesium, and Zinc are important. A multivitamin for kids is recommended to complete gaps in your child's diet.

More Tips to Stop Sugar Cravings

Natural Always Is Best

It takes time for a child to learn how to stop eating candy and other sugary snacks. It is known if you eliminate sugar too aggressively that a binge will occur. Taking a slow approach is important. A good solution is to replace sugar with natural sweeteners. On the market today you can find several natural sweeteners. Some brands even sell products that contain natural sweeteners in them. Gradually extracting sugar out of the diet can help ease cravings.

Parent Be Responsible

Kids do not have jobs, so the type of food that comes in the house are the parents responsibility. If a parent wants their child to lay off sugar, then filling the pantry with snacks is not the way to do it. Having items that contain large amount of sugar around the house only add to the temptation of a child. When at the grocery store begin to read labels and see how much sugar a product has. By slowly taking sugar out of a child's diet success can happen.This is a time in which are diets are beginning to show their results. Since most of us are picking up doughnuts instead of the apples, you can see why we as a country our struggling with obesity. Testing is showing that things are getting worse but if we act now their could be a drastic change for the better and we can go along way towards stopping sugar cravings in our kids diet. .

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      Katherine Olga Tsoukalas 

      7 years ago from New Hampshire

      This isn't just great advice for kids! I could stand to get rid of sugar too. Excellent tips. :)

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      8 years ago from The Shadow of Death Valley...Snow Covered Mountain Views Abound!

      Very interesting and informative...I know from experience that it's a very controlling craving in a kid...I could never leave candy in any form alone until it was GONE! Doubt my parents ever realized the severity.


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