Often clients come to me because they are addicted to sugar, so today I’m going to explain why we crave sugar and teach you how to stop sugar cravings once and for all!

I have also teamed up with Inner J to bring you an awesome giveaway that will help you stop sugar cravings. Keep reading to learn how you can win two mixed boxes (12 bars per box) of their signature bar line Inner J raw vegan nutrition bars plus some of their new line of Super Krisps.

How to Stop Sugar Cravings Video

When you crave something, especially sugar, it means that the body is missing something. It is actually a good thing that we get these cravings, but it is important to understand why they are happening. When we know the source of the sugar cravings, we can take the right steps to satisfy them instead of finding ourselves on the road to weight gain, candida, and other health issues.

If you liked this video, please give it a thumbs up and share it with anyone you know who is addicted to sugar so they can learn how to stop sugar cravings as well!

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Top 4 Sweeteners from the Guide to Natural Sugar Substitutes by @jesselwellness #sugarsubstitutes #sugar

Avoiding artificial sweeteners is a great step to learning how to stop sugar cravings. When you eat something sweet your body gets ready (and excited) for the sugar it is about to receive. When all it gets is an artificial sweetener, it is not satiated and continues to crave more sugar and carbs. This causes you to reach for sweet treats full of empty calories to satisfy a craving that artificial sweeteners can never fill.

My Guide to Natural Sugar Substitutes will help you ditch artificial sweeteners and teach you how to stop sugar cravings by sweetening your food with nutrient dense alternatives. It also contains 4 bonus recipes from my cookbook Jesse Lane Wellness Healthy Dairy Free Desserts.


Inner J Bar Giveaway

Lack of nutrients like protein and low blood sugar are two causes for sugar cravings that I mention in the video. Eating a protein-packed snack between meals is a great way to keep blood sugar levels stable and stop sugar cravings.

The Inner J  line of raw, natural energy bars are packed with protein, they’re like a meal in a bar. Super Krisps are a delicious indulgence without the guilt, they have only 120 calories, 5g sugar/fibre and whopping 6g of protein per bar. You can enjoy at work while on the go, or anytime as a healthy treat.

Inner J Bar Giveaway on @jesselwellness How to Stop Sugar Cravings

The energy bars come in five delicious flavours: Chocolate goji, chocolate quinoa coconut, chocolate almond coconut, lemon goji and apple cinnamon. You will get to try these flavours if you win the giveaway!

You will also get to try Super Krisps which are the newest addition to the Inner J line of delicious, healthy snacks. They’re an extra bite of crunch to your day! They’re made of rice/pea crisp, and a super-seed base (hemp, chia, pumpkin & sunflower seeds).

Inner J Bar Giveaway on @jesselwellness How to Stop Sugar Cravings #energybar

At Inner J,  they are all about nourishing your body with wholesome goodness, things that your body loves and they love too! This giveaway is now closed, thank you to everyone who entered. Congratulations to the winner Theresa!!!

Today’s post is in partnership with Inner J. Opinions are always my own and I only review companies and brands that I truly believe in and love.

If you are interested in sharing your product on JesseLaneWellness.com, please email info@jesselanewellness.com.


  1. joy on April 25, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    i like to check out “Joyous Health” and “Live the Smart Way” for recipes & holistic health information

  2. Ricki on April 25, 2016 at 9:45 pm

    These bars sound fabulous (and I could even eat them!!). I love checking out Kris Carr’s site, but there are literally dozens I read. I really enjoy seeing what other holistic nutritionists are up to! 🙂

    • Jesse Lane Lee, CNP on April 26, 2016 at 5:01 pm

      Yeah they are great Ricki! I also love Kris Carr, you can find a few of my recipes on her website!

  3. Jacky on April 25, 2016 at 11:31 pm

    I have a few blogs I like to go to (Angela Liddon, Kathy Patalsky, Richa Hingle), but when I’m looking for a specific kind of recipe I google it!

    • Jesse Lane Lee, CNP on April 26, 2016 at 5:03 pm

      I also love Oh She Glows! I have to check out Kathy Patalsky and Richa Hingle, thank you so much for sharing Jacky!

  4. Steph on April 26, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    I love Pinterest for holistic recipes

  5. Debbie Clauer on April 26, 2016 at 6:43 pm

    I look up vegetarian and raw foods recipes. I started with Kris Carr.

  6. Brenda Penton on April 26, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    I mostly go to YouTube to find information but I have a few blogs I love like skinnymom.com, http://www.sugarfreemom.com, http://www.theholisticingredient.com/
    I have so many bookmarks!

    • Jesse Lane Lee, CNP on April 26, 2016 at 8:49 pm

      Oooo both of those websites look delicious Brenda! Thank you so much for sharing.

  7. Jenny Scheldberg on April 26, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    Usually Pinterest guides me to the best info that I’m searching for.

  8. Heather on April 26, 2016 at 10:20 pm

    I tend to go to naturally sassy or nutrition stripped as well as Pinterest.

  9. Cyndi br on April 26, 2016 at 10:30 pm

    Pinterest is a favorite but I google recipes to

  10. wen on April 27, 2016 at 12:58 am

    I subscribe to blogs that focus on holistic health and wellness.

    • Jesse Lane Lee, CNP on April 29, 2016 at 11:02 am

      Awesome Wen! I would love to know which ones are your favourite.

  11. rig on April 27, 2016 at 1:00 am

    I haven’t started eating healthy except for my smoothies and I got a general recipe from GreenSmoothieGirl.com.

  12. Heather on April 27, 2016 at 1:36 am

    I use Feastie.com to calculate and pick ingredients, but I’ve come across several blogs I now go to to check out if there are any new recipes, Oh She Grows, Elana’s Pantry, some of Chocolate Covered Katie’s recipes, basically whomever has the most wholesome ingredients without thickeners or rice flour of any kind, I love Almond and Coconut flours, those are basically the only flours I will do, other than Arrowroot or Tapioca. If the recipe calls for a chia or flax seed egg, I will do that then, but no xanthan, guar, or any of those gums, YUCK! I prefer my gums left in the bean, and I prefer Xanthan to stay out of my stomach/body and in the bacteria. yuck!

    • Jesse Lane Lee, CNP on April 29, 2016 at 11:07 am

      Hi Heather, I totally agree with you about the gums being left in beans! I love using flax and chia eggs. You might enjoy my cookbook Healthy Dairy Free Desserts, it contains over 30 yummy dessert recipes that use wholesome ingredients.

  13. cristina a on April 27, 2016 at 9:54 am

    I generally will google the specific recipe/ingredient that i’m looking to use. I also love your recipes (jesselanewellness.com), Mandy King and Ella Woodward.

    • Jesse Lane Lee, CNP on April 29, 2016 at 11:08 am

      Yay I’m so happy you love my recipes! Mandy and I actually went to school together and are close friends!

  14. Kaylin Buce on April 27, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    I usually use Google and then go from there.

  15. Leslie Crosbie on April 28, 2016 at 3:37 am

    I usually use Google or Pinterest and lately finding great recipes
    posted on blogs that I follow!!

  16. Lisa Breece on April 28, 2016 at 7:52 am

    I usually find a lot of what I need on Pinterest. I also follow many mommy blogs that have good content.

  17. Linda Svarovsky on April 28, 2016 at 8:19 am

    I like to go to pinterest for ideas

  18. Heather on April 28, 2016 at 10:52 am

    I am diagnosed with PKD just recently so I seriously have been trying recipes from all over the Internet, I am trying to be able to find new products that I can enjoy as quick snacks as well, hoping to be able to win this

  19. Emily on April 28, 2016 at 11:00 am

    I do a lot of research on Pinterest & Youtube they are really my go-to websites because there’s so many new things on each of those platforms. I also go on sugar free mom & Joyous health because they are so unique + reliable

  20. Gracie Kahl on April 28, 2016 at 11:22 am

    I really like using Pinterest to find information and recipes.

  21. SarahJ on April 28, 2016 at 11:50 am

    I google vegan recipes and see what comes up!

  22. Sarah G on April 28, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    I follow people on Instagram and find new ideas that way! And of course Pinterest for recipes… there are just too many though 🙂

  23. Austin Rideout on April 28, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    I am pretty much addicted to Instagram…whether good or bad, that is where I have been discovering new products, new recipes, new health information and, most importantly, it is where I get inspiration! 🙂

    • Jesse Lane Lee, CNP on April 29, 2016 at 11:21 am

      I’m so addicted Austin, I love all of the comments you leave on my feed!

  24. Kelly D on April 28, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    I google recipes. For the health, I like EarthClinic.

  25. Dagmar on April 28, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    I love going on pinterest!

  26. chris z on April 28, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    i don’t really have any

  27. Wanda Bergman on April 28, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    I usually just search “Dr Google” or YouTube to find what I’m looking for.

  28. Ireon Williams on April 28, 2016 at 3:20 pm


  29. Stephanie LaPlante on April 28, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    I usually go on allrecipes.com

  30. Scott on April 28, 2016 at 4:52 pm

    I am a vegetarian who is very careful that food is healthy and nutritious. I have a large library of recipe books that I have collected over the years.I go them regularly and receive many health eating blogs in my rss feed.

    • Jesse Lane Lee, CNP on April 29, 2016 at 11:26 am

      That is awesome Scott. I would love to know what you favourite healthy eating blogs are so I can check them out!

  31. Grant D on April 28, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    I go the Thrive Marketplace

    • Jesse Lane Lee, CNP on April 29, 2016 at 11:27 am

      I have to check that out Grant, thank you so much for sharing!

  32. Stacey Roberson on April 28, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    I usually go to allrecipes.com for new recipes and http://www.holisticwebworks.com/ for health information.

    • Jesse Lane Lee, CNP on April 29, 2016 at 11:28 am

      Allrecipes is great Stacey. Thank you so much for sharing the link to Holistic Web Works, it looks great!

  33. Cindy Peterson on April 28, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    I have many sources I check. Right now I am embracing clean eating.

    • Jesse Lane Lee, CNP on April 29, 2016 at 11:29 am

      I LOVE clean eating magazine, Cindy! I actually have an article on their website and more coming soon.

  34. Maryann Royster on April 28, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    I just google the list of ingredients I want to use and find a reciepe that way.As for healthy stuff I never look for. I only care about taste not healthy eating. If I win my husband would get the bars, they would n’t be for me.

    • Jesse Lane Lee, CNP on April 29, 2016 at 11:30 am

      I promise you that taste is always my first priority when creating recipes Maryann. I hope your husband enjoys the bars if you win!

  35. Kellie Lafontaine on April 28, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    Yum, my kinda snack

    • Jesse Lane Lee, CNP on April 29, 2016 at 11:32 am

      Happy to hear it Kellie! What is your favourite website to visit for health information and recipes?

  36. janine a on April 28, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    i look in chapters i like actually going to the book store to browse around, i also look through pinterest

  37. Tammy on April 28, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    I love pinterest

  38. Liberty on April 28, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    I use Pinterest and blogs 🙂

  39. Michelle R on April 29, 2016 at 12:02 am

    For recipes, I go to Pinterest. Lots of raw, gluten-free, and smoothie recipes there.

  40. Sara A on April 29, 2016 at 12:18 am

    Pinterest is usually my first destination when I am on the lookout for new recipes.

  41. Luminous Angel on April 29, 2016 at 12:31 am

    I get a few foodie newsletters, and I check out a few Facebook sites as well 😉

  42. Courtney H on April 29, 2016 at 6:16 pm

    I use livestrong and whatever sites I find during google searches

  43. Karen Miles on May 1, 2016 at 9:03 am

    Your newsletter would be very informative for me. I didn’t know that sugar substitutes actually increase sugar cravings. I’m looking forward to reading your Guide to Natural Sugar Substitutes. Thank you.

  44. Devi on May 2, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    Hi there! I’m glad I came across your page. Love seeing health sites that cater to taste as well as nutrition. I love a lot of sites but I find myself frequenting mynewroots.org, veganricha, thefirstmess, livestrong etc. Looking forward to taking a look at your site in detail.

    • Jesse Lane Lee, CNP on May 7, 2016 at 7:37 pm

      All great websites Devi! Thank you so much for sharing! Sarah of My New Roots actually went to the same nutrition school has I did.

  45. Robyn Bellefleur on May 6, 2016 at 9:38 pm

    I really like Allrecipes.com for new food ideas and recipes, but for health related stuff I do random Google searches and go from there.

  46. Stephanie G on May 7, 2016 at 6:21 am

    I get a lot of recipe ideas through the blogs I read. I’m a big fan of Bloglovin, and my Facebook wall is flooded with health and fitness related material. I’ve never heard of Inner J bars before but am a sucker for snacks that have clean ingredients and am excited to try. This giveaway would be a blessing to win. Nice meeting you by the way…I’m a new fan of yours.

  47. Jessica on May 8, 2016 at 9:24 am

    Pinterest is my go to to find new recipes! I also really love MinimalistBaker.com!

  48. Heather on May 8, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    I like to stumble around looking for recipes and products. I like trying new things.

  49. Brandon Sparks on May 8, 2016 at 9:28 pm

    I use google most the time


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