How to Kill Your Sugar Addiction Naturally | Dr. Josh Axe

Find out how sugar destroys your body:

In this video I want to talk to you about how to overcome sugar cravings naturally. If you want to overcome sugar cravings, you need to follow these four steps:

1) Get the right foods in your diet
• Adding in foods that balance your blood sugar levels and insulin such as healthy protein, fat, and fiber
2) Get sugar and grains out of your diet
• Slowly wean yourself off of sugars and grains and find some healthy replacements that satisfy the sweet craving
3) Take the right supplements that will help balance blood sugar levels
• Chromium is a great option (200 micrograms 3x a day), a B-complex vitamin, and a probiotic supplement
4) Start doing the right kind of exercise
• Weight training or burst training instead of long distance cardio exercise (isometric exercise like barre class or yoga)

If you follow these four steps, you will see major improvements in overcoming your sugar cravings naturally.
Dr. Josh Axe, DC, DNM, CNS, is a doctor of chiropractic, certified doctor of natural medicine and clinical nutritionist with a passion to help people eat healthy and live a healthy lifestyle.
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  • The struggle is real! I do well for about a week, and then screw up.

  • ohyummyitspauly says:

    Video just regurgitates everything we already know. Eat Healthy

  • Our bodies live on protein & fats … but parasites live on sugar … too bad he doesn't talk about what is causing the cravings … read the book " Your Brain on Parasites" & you will understand how parasites &/or candida is probably the cause of sugar cravings … getting rid of all the potential parasites in your body is the first step to a successful "diet" or 'weight loss' … Fungal Defense by Garden of Life has been effective for killing my sugar cravings … but that is just a first step … there is lots of info on parasite infestation that is quite helpful & informative … It's a journey to rid oneself of parasites … Have a successful journey !!!

  • BethyKable says:

    Everyone's system is different….what works for one doesn't work for someone else. You need to experiment.

  • Elizzybeth kitten says:

    Thanks this video helped me a lot i was worried i was gonna get diabetes

  • tricia brown says:

    Thank you sir!.

  • Stalin had a sugar shortage.

  • tanya nasser says:

    What about gymnema

  • Andrea Lewis says:

    Two words, parasite cleanse. Did one on a lark, next day zero sugar cravings.

  • The zero sugar diet helped me stop craving sweets. I replaced the junk food with fruit. I have a banana and berries in the morning and I am satisfied with that. I get a lot of fiber from oatmeal and vegetables.

  • Bonnie Parker says:

    It's not cheap to eat this way. Have to go to grocery at least twice a day. I buy so much veggies and fruit I will probably will die from a spider bite. When I exercise I get so hungry I just pull a chair up to the fridge . Help

  • I love eating chocolate ? sweets ? addiction ?

  • Gold Shine says:

    Is Brown Sugar made from sugar cane are dangerous to health????

  • Kumail Pathan says:

    How abt fruits?

  • I have a constant sugar craving

  • Lainey Wright says:

    Have you ever heard the phrase, "they can't afford to cure cancer," and considered what that means? All the hospitals, research labs, and pharmaceutical companies would suffer not to mention doctors that specialize in cancer treatment only would go under if the big C was suddenly cured. All in all, Cancer and the consumption of sugar go hand and hand. It is NOW found in food's my mother would never have considered appropriate. In short, it has replaced MSG as a food enhancement flavor. All bread recipes, (even biscuits) call for sugar, honey, corn syrup, etc. to fruit to sweeten the batter. It is in all pre-fab foods, especially dinner items. Ever wonder how America could have such a marvelous medical reputation and citizens be among the sickest nations of the world? Answer: sugar poisoning. If the government required that cookies, cakes, candy, and cola drink ONLY be allowed to add sugar in their foods… we would see a dramatic drop in Cancer and Diabetes. What do you think?

  • Autumn Maddox says:

    can we talk about vegan sources of protein? and why take a supplement, why not just eat foods with vitamin B and chromium like broccoli and bananas…..

  • Richell Mcknight says:

    Unfortunately, the only way to stop the sugar cravings is to stop eating them, and suffer through the detox- absolutely true- been there! The process is not fun, but only lasts 3 days, so you have to decide how badly you want it! I did WHOLE 30, with no fruit, to detox & get my blood sugar under control- by day 4 the sugar cravings were gone,(& my fasting sugar went from 115 to 80! )and best of all, by the beginning of the 3rd week, I wasn't thinking about sweets, bread, etc, and felt in control of myself in a way I'd never felt before! It was amazing!?

  • May BRITT Rønningen says:

    I have never had a craving for sugar.I eat lot of vegetables sn unprossesed food.If you dont eat food with sugar,the craving Will ho away.If you eat burgers,pizza and other kind of junkfood,you Will never get rid og it
    Pasta,rice french fries contains sugar to.?

  • Sienna Christy says:

    it's 12:00am and i'm eating chocolate cake

  • Nom Compte says:

    What they dont understand its that its all about dopamine.
    And you cannot dump dopamine addiction just like that, you have to be hell of determinated to stop sugar.

  • #1 thing nutritionist need to STOP saying is “it keeps you full” ..that automatically triggers people into binge cycle because your brain thinks it’s about to starve. Be smart with your words. Just saying..

  • Just eat fruits that have real sugar (glucose) in it

  • Awesome!! Thank you ?

  • Doc Axe , what are your views on organic almond milk . Our household stop drinking regular low fat because it has too much sugar , plus its gross !

  • Helen Ndow says:

    Keep making delicious savoury foods and stop thinking about sweet things. At least that is what I am trying

  • How about fruit and honey?

  • Boots Armstrong says:

    Good info. Here's what I did to help: when I get a sugar craving, eat dates covered with coconut. Super yummy and you only need 2 or 3 to get your fix or eat some raisins. I also drink some apple juice (natural) or grape juice watered down as these are too sweet on their own. Eat raw nuts or seeds, healthy fats, butter occasionally. Eat healthy carbs. When making hot cereal (oatmeal, quinoa), chop up dates and put them in the boiling water. The hot water will melt them so you won't need to add sugar. Use no sugar jams (Schmuckers). And of course no soda. Eat real foods 90% and your sugar cravings will diminish.

  • White Van Man says:

    I'd rather give up sex first. ?

  • codeman7055 says:

    That's called a diet not how to crave sugar less

  • Sofia Slagel says:

    I love your info…I wish I can have a consultation with you…I do a lot with my health sometimes I get loss but to get me in the past is fasting and star over. Thank for your info.

  • DHILAHfilm says:

    Like from you = no sugar for a week

  • MiaNaomi Post says:

    Sugar withdrawals feel like a stroke ???

  • I just need ideas on recipes everytime he talks like the Base what type of milk or fruit or what to use in the smoothie besides protein n flax hopefully no nuts I have diverticulosis and kidney stones .

  • Tiera Baz says:

    Thanks a lot for a great and amazing video. ?????

  • Only the very affluent Americans can eat so many organic pasture raised meats. In my country, there is no such thing. I guess we are condemned to be unhealthy.

  • MamaWarriorPrincess Daughter of the King says:

    How do I get more fiber since I have Crohn’s disease and fiber usually = pain??

  • Rose-anna says:

    A small bunch of grapes have helped me immensely to overcome sweet cravings.

  • Good video dr. Axe thanks for sharing !!!

  • I disagree with preparing meat with coconut oil. If you watch the meat in the fridge with the oil on it, it rehardens in the cold, so id imagine it would harden your arteries. Personally just think olive oil is best

  • I think natural sugar is good atleast if your gonna have it aka fruit

  • Rachel Wagoner says:

    I like video short and informative

  • Protein
    Healthy fats

  • Protein
    Healthy fats

  • Butter is a healthy fat and 3 cups popcorn has 4 grams fibre. I guess that's better than chips or ice cream. 😉

  • Isabel F. says:

    Do we cut out sugar permenently? I love dark chocolate ,banana nut bread and blueberry muffins.

  • Sipping on warm water all day helps me most of the time.

How to Kill Your Sugar Addiction Naturally | Dr. Josh Axe