Choose to Stop Immediately or to Take it Step-by-Step
You know yourself best, so decide if you think it’s better to cut out the sugar in one fell swoop or if you want to gradually step down. Both methods can be successful, but not if they’re applied to the wrong personality. Some people respond better to a sudden change and then adapting, while others need to cut things out in phases.
Candida feeds on sugar, and when you stop your intake of it, candida will cause you to crave it. It’s also responsible for making you crave foods rich in carbohydrates, like bread and pasta. These foods could be contributing to a weight problem. There are plenty of candida cleanses that you can follow, each with their own methods, but one thing is certain: you won’t get rid of the candida just by stopping your sugar intake. It’s a good idea to research the different candida cleanses out there and choose the one that resonates most with you. No sugar detox is complete without killing off the fungus inside you that is the main cause to the sugar cravings you’re experiencing.
Switch to Natural Forms of Sugar
Part of detoxing from sugar is to switch your body back to more natural forms of the sweet stuff, and away from manmade sugars that have only been around for the last half century or so. What we call sugar today is not natural at all, and has been refined and engineered to be made cheaply. The difference between High Fructose Corn Syrup and raw organic honey is huge, and once you’re able to flush the refined, industrial-grade sugar from your system and start using naturally sourced sugar you should notice a big difference. Be careful though, because even these natural sources of sweet can still get you to be more likely to turn to other sugary foods.
Getting more exercise will help you get rid of your sugar cravings faster. Not only does it occupy your time so you’re not sitting around being tempted to have something sweet, but it gives you a natural high that can replace the euphoric feeling you get from having sugar. In his book The Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg states that when you want to get rid of a bad habit, in this case eating foods with high amounts of sugar, you have to replace that action with some other action that gives you similar rewards. Exercise is a great option because it will get your mind off the craving, while getting you to sweat and feel good and also make healthier choices afterward.