The gymnemic acid in this ayurvedic compound is most widely acknowledged for curbing the sugar cravings. It has a structure similar to that of glucose and hence is known to do it’s job well. It also fills up the taste buds that receive sugar, and thereby curbs the subsequent craving.
Widely grown in India and North Africa, fenugreek is widely popular for regulating blood sugar levels with improved insulin secretion, especially for people affected with diabetes. As it directly involves in glucose control, it indirectly helps curb the sugar cravings.
To keep the spike in blood sugar levels and the subsequent drop of the same under control, supplementing the diet with cinnamon can help significantly. It is known to hinder the digestion of sugar in the intestines thereby keeping the craving under control.
Substitute your calorie-rich food with fibre and protein-rich food like ragi, oatmeal, whole wheat and whole grains which have the quality of slowly absorbing the sugar. In case of cravings coming back, buy only smaller portions of the calorie food and limit that for your own benefit.