We told you early in the week that it is entirely possible to get rid of the craving for sweets.
Nutritionist Petteri Lindblad noted that while the craving for sweets is naturally greater in some than in others, everyone can succeed in reducing it.
When the basics of eating and everyday life are corrected, even the craving for sweets begins to ease.
- Diet, food rhythm and adequate sleep are intertwined. When they’re okay, surely the craving for sweets will also become more moderate than before, Lindblad said.
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Take a taste test!
In many cases, a hard craving for sweets is the result of learning: you simply get used to being too sweet.
Personal trainer and nutrition coach Maikki Marjaniemi told us in a previous story a simple trick you can use to try to see if this has happened to you.
- If berries, fruits and oven roots don’t taste sweet, you may have accustomed yourself to overly sweet flavors.
Excessive sweetness can equally get you used to it - and it doesn’t even require endless stinging.
According to Marjaniemi, it is comforting that the brain gets used to less sweetness in about two weeks.
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This is the biggest drawback of artificial sweeteners
Many have switched from candied products to artificial sweeteners, but this may lead from ditch to spring for sweet cravings.
Maikki Marjaniemi reminds that behind the craving for sweets is the sweet taste and not sugar - and artificial sweeteners can be much sweeter than ordinary sugar.
Likewise, licensed nutritionist Reijo Laatikainen states in his book Pötyä on the table - Don't believe everything that is said about food (Kirjapaja).
- The biggest disadvantage of artificial sweeteners is that their regular and abundant use maintains a person's need for sweets. Constantly satisfying the need for sweets, on the other hand, increases the desire for sweets, Laatikainen writes.