Let’s get to the root of your cravings for the sweet stuff.
Ask yourself these questions:
- Why do I always finish a meal with a sweet dessert?
- Why do I always put sugar in my coffee?
Many people list cravings, stress, and hormones as reasons they crave sugar. What if you’re just hungry for more real food? Your body is designed to recognize and receive nourishment from things that grow in nature.
It may sound crazy, but in time you’ll find that by incorporating more real, whole foods into your diet, you’ll automatically crowd out the need for sugar and other disease culprits – no deprivation here.
TRY THIS EXERCISE
Do you rush out of the house without breakfast and grab coffee on the go? Your body is hungry and expects fuel to start the day. Wake up 10-20 minutes earlier to prepare a nutritious breakfast.
Try these energy-rich options:
- Scrambled eggs sprinkled with spring onion and paprika, served on wholegrain toast.
- Oatmeal pancakes served with banana, walnuts, and nut butter.
- Wholegrain cereal with chopped fruit and almond milk.
- Yogurt and granola with fresh berries.
At lunch and dinner:
- Order or prepare an extra portion of brightly colored vegetables with your entrée.
- Chew slowly and consciously, making sure to stop when you feel full and satisfied.
- Still want that dessert? Sip on green or peppermint tea to satisfy a sweet craving, or try a piece of fresh, juicy fruit.
Remember the concept of crowding out as you move forward. By simply eating more whole foods, you naturally reduce unhealthy, sugar-laden items. I’ll be checking in on how your new breakfast routine is going in a few days!