Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Outsmart Your Sweet Tooth

Setting realistic goals can help you stay on track and motivated. Learning when to indulge, and to do so in moderation can increase your consistency and commitment. Outsmart your sweet tooth with these simple tricks!

#1 Set the tone for your day, with a healthy breakfast. Eating a balanced breakfast with whole grains and fiber will increase morning satiety and prevent sugary cravings.

#2 Distract yourself with an outdoor walk, or chew a piece of gum. Chewing gum is a great way to satisfy a craving without indulging in calorie consumption. With an assortment of flavors and brands on the market your sure to keep your taste buds guessing!

#3 Sprinkle sweet spices on your favorite snack! Cinnamon is a great spice to satisfy your sweet tooth. Studies show cinnamon reduces sugar cravings and controls blood glucose levels. Sprinkle on popcorn, yogurt, fruit slices or oatmeal for a quick fix.

#4 Drink water or fruit infused water. Your brain can misinterpret thirst as a sugary craving. When your sweet tooth kicks in, grab a glass of water. Flavor your water with fresh fruit and herbs. Lime and mint leaves are one of my favorite combos! Be creative and experiment to find your favorite fruit infusion. 

#5 Satisfy your sweet tooth safely. Finding a healthy fix is another great option. 
Fruit contains fructose, which is a natural sugar. Recipes with fruit provide sweet fixes, without added sugar. Check-out this recipe for your next sugary fix:


 Strawberry Graham Sandwich
Ingredients:
  • Graham cracker
  • Yogurt of choice
  • Fresh Berries 
Directions:
  1. Rinse and slice your berries. 
  2. Break your cracker in half and top one half with yogurt and fresh fruit. Top with remaining graham, and enjoy!
**Try freezing your graham sandwich for a frozen yogurt treat!

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