Sweets are not necessarily off-limits
“They look so innocent. Just a cute little cupcake, what’s the harm?”
If you’ve ever had that conversation with yourself, you’re not alone. Most of us have a bittersweet relationship with sugar.
The problem is that when we eat refined and processed sugar it quickly turns into glucose giving us that lovely “sugar high” followed immediately by a “sugar crash” and then regret.
But wait a minute, who wants to be a Debbie Downer? Here’s the good news! Sweets don’t necessarily have to be off-limits! Read on, dear readers.
It’s okay to acknowledge your cravings, the secret is to make informed choices when you indulge. An occasional dessert can still fit into your healthy lifestyle. The weekend is almost here; so here are some quick tips to get you through it smiling and indulging all the way:
- Anticipate your cravings! Mine always strike right after dinner. The average serving of ice cream has around 250 calories and a heaping helping of saturated fat! Instead, try a 100-calorie treat or a Skinny Cow Bar that’s not full of artificial sweeteners.
- Be choosy. Just like a great pair of shoes, if isn’t absolutely fabulous don’t spend the calories on a piece of cake that’s just so-so. If you’re going to go for it, have something you will love. Otherwise, it’s not worth it.
- Chocoholic. You know who you are. Step away from the vending machine. Candy bars aren’t really chocolate anyway. Instead, try dark chocolate and go for quality over quantity. You’ll also be getting natural polyphenols.
- Earn it. Good and bad calories are part of life, that’s why we need to burn off the extra’s! Plus, you’ll feel a boost of endorphins that is even better than a “sugar high” with no feelings of regret. Your self-esteem will increase too and when you do indulge you can do so knowing that you’ve earned that 100-calorie treat! So enjoy and savor the flavor! Don’t forget to add PGX to balance out your cravings and feel fuller longer.
Got a tip you’d like to share? Let us know in the comments below!
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