Hey guys! It’s Kat from Sneakers & Fingerpaints! I have gone on my own endeavor through Sugar Rehab, yes, so I feel every one’s pain who is struggling with taming their sweet tooth! I did weekly posts on my trials and tribulations, and boy did I learn a TON!
Here’s some helpful tips and tricks to curbing your sweet tooth!
1.) Eat enough during the day! Small meals – I eat every 2-3 hours – so that you’ve not starving and apt to head to the candy bowl for a fix!
2.) Drink lots of water – especially late at night when the snack monster rears its ugly head
3.) Get your vitamins! When your body craves sweets, sometimes it’s missing in other areas (Vitamin D, etc.) so be sure to get the proper nutrition you need from food [1st] and supplement where necessary! Be sure to check with your physician is you feel you are lacking in any areas needing extra attention.
4.) Enjoy fruits and have dark chocolate! Fruits have natural sugars that can help curb the cravings of sugar and dark chocolate [70% or higher] has sugar in it but usually it’s cane sugar [vs. refined sugar] and is packed with antioxidants!
5.) Look for the kind of sugars that sweeten the foods you buy. You can find many products now sweetened with cane sugar or stevia instead of processed or refined white sugars.
Forgive yourself, though! If you have a cheat here and there – especially on vacation, my vice – that’s ok. The goal is to be healthy for the majority of your meals and days. If you don’t let yourself have a fix here and there you might binge which is worse!
Now that I’ve not eaten sweets and went through my stint in ‘rehab’ I find myself not wanting it as much – they’re just too sweet for me now – and it just took some time and patience ;)
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