Healthy Ways to Curb Sugar Cravings

Written by  Jacqueline Alwill,  Remedy Drinks Accredited Nutritionist @brownpapernutrition 

Are sugar cravings hitting you hard each day, and you want to stop them in their tracks? Let’s look at some of the common culprits contributing to sugar cravings and how you can say goodbye to those cravings for good.

1. AIM FOR 2 + 5 EVERY DAY. Let’s get back to basics, friends. The foundations of a healthy diet begin with consuming two servings of fruit and five serves of vegetables (minimum!) per day. But did you know that most Australian adults don’t consume anywhere near this amount? Only 5% meet this target (Source: ABS). So why is this important for curbing those sugar cravings? Well, it’s pretty simple. Without a diet rich in fibre from fruit and vegetables, our blood sugar levels are peaking and dropping throughout the day. When we have fibre-rich foods, however, starting with fruit and veg (but also including all foods from the plant kingdom - nuts, seeds, beans, legumes, whole grains), this slows the rate at which sugar is released into the bloodstream, allowing our cells to absorb it more efficiently and keeping our blood sugar levels stable. So, if you’re struggling with sugar cravings but also struggling to eat your 2 + 5, then start here. 

2. MAKE SIMPLE SWAPS: Love an afternoon soda but find you’re STILL craving sugar after the sugary soda? Time to swap that crazy sugar-coated can for something natural, guilt-free, satisfying, charged with goodness and without sugar. Meet Remedy Sodaly - your new fizzy friend that’s FULL OF FLAVOUR and contains beneficial prebiotics from apple cider vinegar. Why do I want apple cider vinegar in my soda, you say? Well, apple cider vinegar, with its juicy prebiotic pectin and acetic acid, helps to slow the rate your food is emptied from the stomach to the small intestine, allowing our body to regulate glucose better. PLUS, prebiotics provide the fuel for trillions of beneficial bugs in our gut so they can work their gut and health lovin magic, helping to regulate our appetite and blood sugar! Neat right? You’ll find Remedy Sodaly in all your favourite flaves, including Lemon Lime & Bitters, Raspberry, Orange, Lemon Squash, Guava and Passionfruit at your local grocer. Try making the swap the next time you're craving something sweet but want to make it right!   

3. DON’T SKIP MEALS: Ever thought you were doing the right thing by eating a small meal or skipping a meal to save on calories? Mmmmm, what about when you eat double or more at your next meal, though? Or skip lunch only to find your sugar cravings are cranking after dinner. Those cravings are behaving this way because you haven’t given your body the fuel it needs throughout the day. The result? The sugar fiend emerges. The lesson? Don’t skip meals. Your body and your blood sugar levels will thank you for it. 

4. FIBRE FIRST: If you feel like you’ve ticked all the boxes so far and wondering why you’re still craving sugar after your meal, try shuffling the way you consume your meal around ever so slightly. Start the meal with your most fibrous component – hello, big bowl of salad. Follow this with your protein and fats BEFORE you eat your starchy carbs such as potatoes, rice, pasta etc. (these break down to sugars in our body). Consuming your fibre first helps to buffer and slow the breakdown and absorption of the starchy carbs and their sugars, resulting in a more even delivery of glucose to the bloodstream. PSA. If you’re really clever, have a Remedy Sodaly with apple cider vinegar 20-30 minutes before your meal to reap the benefits! 

5. HIT THE SACK: You’ve likely experienced a day of feeling hungry for sugar after a night of poor quality or not enough sleep. Sleep is the low-hanging fruit for health, but we’re increasingly battling to reach out and grab it, so we find ourselves seeking out those energy-dense high-sugar foods and drinks to combat low energy. Not only that, but reduced sleep can affect the production of hormones, including those involved in regulating our hunger. Ghrelin, our appetite-stimulating hormone, rises with poor sleep, whilst leptin, our hormone responsible for helping us realise satiety, is lowered. The changes in how each is regulated are the perfect storm for hunting down sugar from the minute we wake. 

New Flavours, Who Dis?

BOOM! If four flavours weren't enough, we just dropped two new guilt-free Remedy Sodaly flavours to quench your thirst (high five!). Yup, Guava and Lemon, Lime and Bitters have officially entered the chat, and we couldn't be more excited. 

If you're wondering what the heck Remedy Sodaly even is, it's our great tasting, all-natural prebiotic soft drink that’s big on flavour and low on guilt! Sodaly comes in six delicious flavours: Raspberry, Orange, Passionfruit, Lemon Squash and our NEW Guava and Lemon, Lime and Bitters. Each 250ml can contains no sugar, packs a punch with all-natural fruit flavours, and has a boost of ACV prebiotic goodness with only eight calories per serve. Glorious, isn't it? 

OK, now you're across Sodaly, are you ready to meet the newbies? Perfect. 


Like a tropical holiday in a can, this guava soft drink is packed full of lush goodness to tempt your tastebuds (sounds fancy, doesn't it?). Deliciously juicy guava with notes of passionfruit and pink grapefruit. Super-fun and unwaveringly guzzleable. The ultimate summer bevvie.

Lemon, Lime and Bitters

An old-time favourite, packed with real lemon, lime and botanicals. Fresh-as flavour and oh-so-aromatic. Breezy, refreshing and sophisticated, this sparkly little number is perfect on its own or used as a mixer.


Keen to give them a try? You can find our new flavours in four-packs at your local Woolies, or give them and our other four flavours a try with our Remedy Sodaly Mixed Case available online now. 

Six Reasons To Love Sodaly

Not ready to jump on the kombucha train? Think of Remedy Sodaly as your gateway to the delicious world of tasty, better-for-you bevvies. We get it, kombucha isn’t for everyone, and sometimes you need to take baby steps. Remedy Sodaly delivers that delicious soft drink experience you crave, with a bangin’ flavour that’s guilt-free AND good for you. 

If you're still not convinced, here are six delicious reasons why you should love Remedy Sodaly: 


Sodaly is the perfect swap for sugary soft drinks.
We know that healthy doesn’t have to be boring, which is why we’ve created a range of full-flavoured, healthy soft drinks that actually taste great! Remedy Sodaly is satisfying & invigorating with a punch of real fruit flavour. The full flavour of a Remedy Sodaly makes it the perfect swap for sugary or artificially sweetened soft drinks. 

You can feel completely guilt-free drinking Sodaly.
There’s no guilt here - Remedy Sodaly is made with 100% natural ingredients and no sugar, for real! With only 8 calories per can – you can feel good about enjoying a Sodaly.

Sodaly is full of prebiotic goodness. 
Remedy Sodaly is a truly better-for-you soft drink, made with a base of ACV which contains gut-friendly prebiotics known to aid in digestion and deliver other benefits like enhancing immunity and healthy skin.

We've launched with six delicious flavours.
We know one-flavour does not fit all which is why we've created six bangin' flavours:

  • Raspberry: Made for good times, this super refreshing soda is packed full of real ripe raspberry flavour.
  • Orange: Our take on a timeless orange soda minus the sugar. Zingy, sunny and bright whole fruit flavours.
  • Passionfruit: Dangerously easy to drink, our passionfruit is summer in a can. Tangy, vibrant, fun and downright delicious.
  • Lemon Squash: A fresh take on a classic, this beauty is made with a fresh boost of lemon for a full, bright zesty flavour with no sugar, for real!
  • Guava: like a tropical holiday, guava is packed full of lush goodness to tempt your tastebuds.
  • Lemon, Lime & Bitters: A prebiotic soda made with real lemon, lime and botanicals. Fresh-as flavour and oh-so-aromatic.

Sodaly makes for a great booze replacement!
Giving booze a break? Remedy Sodaly is a great option to take to BBQs, parties and picnics instead. But if you ARE imbibing, the Remedy Sodaly range also make great mixers. Try Raspberry, Lemon Squash or Lemon, Lime and Bitters in your next mixed drink. 

Sodaly is a super-refreshing pick-me-up when you need a sweet treat.
Need a little sweet *something*? Avoid the work biscuit jar and inevitable crash ’n’ burn, by opting for a tasty Remedy Sodaly instead. It's a tasty, uplifting treat that will bring a moment of pleasure to any time of the day.


Have we convinced you? You can now try the full range with our Remedy Sodaly Mixed Case online, or pick up a four-pack at your local independent supermarket or Woolies. 

Soft Drink Lovers Rejoice, Sodaly Is Here!

Calling all soft drink lovers! There is a new bevvie in town just for you that's just for you. Sodaly is the deliciously different, 100% natural soft drink you’ve longed for. It’s big on flavour, low on calories (only eight calories per can!) and has no sugar, for real.

We know choosing something “healthier” normally means you’re making a compromise i.e. it either tastes bad (we see you, wheatgrass) or it’s full of nasty, artificial ingredients that make you feel just as guilty as the sugary option *cough* diet soft drink *cough*. This is why we’ve created a range of full-flavoured, healthy soft drinks that actually taste great! Remedy Sodaly is satisfying & invigorating with a punch of real fruit flavour.

Remedy Sodaly is truly guilt-free, made with a base of ACV, which contains gut-friendly prebiotitcs known to aid in digestion and deliver other benefits like enhancing immunity and healthy skin. You'll find it in four delicious flavours available online, in store now.