Here are 3 simple ways to finally tame those wild sugar urges:
- Add more clean protein and healthy fats to each meal. This will keep you feeling satisfied until the next meal without the desire to snack or indulge in a "sweet treat". When we give our bodies all the nutrition it needs, it says "Thanks, I've had enough". Try having quinoa porridge (quinoa is a complete protein as well as a complex carbohydrate) with a dollop of cashew butter (full of healthy fats and a little protein too) for breakfast. Enjoy a chicken (protein) salad with avocado (healthy fat), olive oil (healthy fat) and baby kale for lunch. Quickly pan sear a piece of wild salmon (clean protein and healthy omega 3 fats) with lightly sautéed veggies for dinner.
*BONUS TIP: the longer and more thoroughly you chew your home cooked whole grains such as steel cut oats, quinoa and brown rice, the sweeter they become. Go on, try it for yourself!!!
- Add in more baked sweet root veggies such as carrots, beets, yams, sweet potatoes, winter squash, turnips and parsnips etc. When we add in the good stuff, we naturally crowd out the bad. I swear after you have some baked sweet potato with your meal, you won't crave desert after as it is already naturally super sweet with the bonus of lots of beneficial nutrients you body will use wisely.
- Sip on some mint, hibiscus, licorice or other naturally sweet herbal teas through the day. Lemon water cuts the desire for sugar too. Remember the vitamin C in lemons is sensitive to heat so opt for room temp water rather than hot!
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