Are your sugar cravings sabotaging your efforts to eat well? The good news is it doesn’t have to. While there is nothing wrong with a small amount of sugar in context of a healthy diet, too much sugar, and/or refined carbohydrates isn’t good for your health.
Here’s how to get your sugar cravings under control, and feel better for it.
- Do a one week “sugar detox” to reset your taste buds. Find out how here.
- Eat regular meals that are low GI and contain protein. Low GI carbohydrates are digested slowly therefore give a slow release of sugar into the blood stream. Protein helps with satiety, keeping us fuller for longer. Eating regular meals based on low GI foods and that contain protein help keep us full, therefore helping avoid those in between meal cravings.
- Allow yourself a sweet treat once a week. Saying “no” to sugar all the time can sometimes lead to binges when willpower caves in. So I think a little is better than none.
Nicola, Eat Well NZ