HOW TO CURB YOUR SWEET TOOTH
At the end of February I made a commitment to give up cut back on the amount of Coca-Cola I have been drinking. Not goanna lie the first two weeks were not easy…I was suffering from sugar withdrawal and had a slight headache for the first week. Needless to say it was not easy cutting back on such a refreshing drink that I would sometimes use as coffee in the morning (no shame) everyone needs a little pep in their step.
I may have suffered from a little withdrawal, but I have managed to cut down to one or two cokes a week…it was not easy, but I can tell such a difference. Unfortunately I have started to substitute other sweets since I have given up coke, and I am now working on cutting back on sweets…
Here are a few tips to curb your sweet tooth that will hopefully lead to a healthier way of living!
Eat Breakfast: I am so guilty of skipping breakfast sometimes; it is always so tempting to sleeping in a few extra minutes and take an extra long shower. When you eat breakfast you prevent a drop in blood sugar, which in turn prevents you from craving sugar later in the day.
Fruit Is Your Friend: Berries, bananas, and other fruits contain natural sugar along with antioxidants and fiber.
Give In A Little: This is definitely a tip I can get behind. Eat a small amount of what you’re craving such as a small cookie or a fun-size piece of candy. The key to this tip is to stick to a 150 calories or less.
Eat Regularly: Eating regular is another tip I do not follow well – I have been known to regularly skip lunch. You are more prone to reach for something sugary/fatty when you wait too long to eat. Eating every 5 hours helps keep your blood sugar stable and helps you to make better eating choices.
Drink Chocolate Milk: chocolate milk has a hint of sweetness while at the same time provides a couple health benefits and is a great recovery drink to have after working out
Healthy Sweets: If you must fully give in to the sweet tooth choose a healthier sweet such as dark chocolate, sorbet, nutella, or cereal and milk