Tuesday Tip: Nutrition
Ever get sugar cravings? One of the things that always comes up when I'm talking to my clients about nutrition is sugar cravings! How do we get rid of them?
The healthier you eat on a regular basis, the less and less you will crave sugar. But that’s not helpful if you’re in the moment, you are just starting this journey, you are craving nowand all you want is a hot fudge sundae, right?! . First you need to know that cravings last for about 20 mins! If you can manage waiting a few mins. your cravings might go away!
1. When I have a craving I usually tell myself, I'm going to choose to eat something 'healthy ' first' and then IF I still have that craving I will eat a piece of whatever I want and move on. 99% of the time the cravings stops. I cheat myself with a protein bar, thats my go-to when I have a sugar craving and it does cheat your brain, plus it satisfies you because of the protein. Try this trick first and let me know how it goes! Now, that doesn’t mean you should eat ALL the protein bars! 😜you'll end up with a pretty bad case of bloating!! Just saying it's a better option for cravings!
2. Drink "Hot Cocoa"! DO you know that cocoa sends a signal to your brain telling you that you are satisfied? Now, this is not regular commercial hot cocoa! Grab some UNSWEETENED COCOA POWDER, and mix to taste with hot water or even hot almond milk or coconut milk! add some cinnamon or stevia! It doesn't taste like the super sweetened hot cocoa I'll give you that BUT, it tastes cleaner, healthier and it will crush your cravings!! .
3. Drink some water. .
4. Take a “breathing break,” sit down for two minutes and focus on nothing but your breathing and listening to your body. .
5. Brush your teeth or eat some gum! .
Try each of these 5 strategies next time you get a craving and you should be able to keep them at bay! Now, if you can't, just eat the damn thing and move on! Make your next meal a great one, full of veggies and protein! Remember, you are always one meal away from fat loss!! .
As always, let me know if you have any questions!