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The genius hacks 5 celebs use to conquer their sugar cravings


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There’s nothing like a post-holiday sugar hangover (one that lasts the entire month of January…) to compel you to bid adieu to your sweet tooth.

In theory, deciding to banish processed sugars from your diet is a no-brainer: Consuming too much of the sweet stuff can cause insomnia, make you crazy thirsty, and feed an unhealthy crop of bacteria in your gut (*gulp*). In practice though, overcoming your cravings is seldom easy as pie (perhaps because there’s no pie involved at all).

So how do you ensure that your separation from this ingredient becomes a long-term arrangement, rather than a brief hiatus? Fortunately, this topic has been seriously buzzy among celebs as of late. Meaning: You have access to an abundance of actress-, model-, and royal-approved hacks, so next time the mid-afternoon cookie craving hits, you can invoke the wisdom of Kate Middleton, Karlie Kloss, or even Zac Efron to help you reach for an apple (or at least a sugar-free brownie) instead.

Show your sweet tooth who’s boss. Scroll down for 5 celeb-sanctioned hacks for kicking sugar to the curb.

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Blend up a berrylicious smoothie, like Kate Middleton

For days when the duchess’ sugar cravings are a royal pain (ha!), she enlists the help of a plant-based beverage. Her go-to combo features berries and almond milk.

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Keep the long-term benefits in mind, like Zac Efron

During his ab-studded stint in Baywatch, Efron beefed up by sticking to a diet of organic whole foods. On his Instagram, Efron shared that, in order to ditch junk food for good, he had to power through the cravings until they simply stopped altogether. “There’s this trigger that happens after two or three weeks of dieting and eating healthy food, where your body switches its primary energy source from burning mainly carbohydrates to burning fat,” he explains. “When it switches over, all your cravings change. You go, ‘Holy cow, I want kale and vinaigrette shredded with beets and a little bit of sweet potato!’” Not ice cream.

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Bring on the adaptogens, like Karlie Kloss

“I’m like a mad scientist in the morning, scooping out a teaspoon of this, a half teaspoon of that,” says Kloss of her Moon-Juice-inspired smoothie habits. Featuring ingredients like maca and cinnamon, these adaptogen-infused juices will curb your sweet tooth (plus: diminish stress).

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Add a dash of honey to your morning coffee, like Adriana Lima

Drizzling a golden teaspoon of honey into your AM coffee might just be the sweet ritual you need. According to Lima, enjoying honey in a small dose first thing will stabilize your sugar cravings for the rest of the day.

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Enjoy your favorite desserts with natural sweeteners, like Blanca Padilla

Padilla geared up to strut her stuff in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion show with a low-impact workoutlots of veggies, and these ooey gooey, good-for-you brownies. Bonus: They only have four ingredients.

Keep your sugar intake au naturel with these delish ketogenic dessert bites and or this vegan, gluten-free red velvet cake

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