It’s no secret that sugar is addictive. In fact, some studies have shown it to be as habit-forming as cocaine.
And just like all addictive substances, the best way to stop craving it is to avoid it altogether. Truth be told, if you can go for a few weeks without sweets, you won’t miss them anymore.
Of course, that’s easier said than done. So, if you’re trying to clean up your diet but finding it impossible because you’re always craving, here’s something to help you get over that hump…
Enter L-glutamine – the most abundant amino acid in your body and a critical component of your brain’s biochemistry.
In a nutshell, when you’re deficient in this nutrient you crave sweets. Correct the imbalance and the cravings virtually disappear.
The best part?
It’s cheap and extremely safe (after all, it’s as natural as it gets). You can buy it in capsule form in health food stores such as GNC. Typically, it’s taken a few times a day (e.g. 500 mg. in the morning, afternoon, and evening; about 30 minutes before eating) and greatly decreases your desire for sweets.
But where L-glutamine really shines is in those “emergencies” (i.e. the times when you absolutely MUST have that piece of cake… even though you know you shouldn’t).
Here’s what to do in those situations: pop open a capsule and let the powder dissolve under your tongue. This will send it straight to your brain and the cravings will be gone in mere minutes.
And given that sweets are everywhere, it’s a good idea to always carry a few capsules with you. You never know just when you might need them!