No matter how good the intentions, it can be difficult to curb cravings for sweet or salty foods. The occasional indulgence is no cause for concern but frequent cravings could be a sign of unbalanced blood sugar. Instead of reaching for a high-calorie sugary treat try these alternatives:
? Are you hungry or thirsty? Drink a big glass of water. Your body loves it.
? Too hungry, too often? Fill up on fibre! Soluble fibre fills you up and makes you feel fuller, longer.
? Sugar craving? Grab a piece of fresh fruit or blend a frozen fruit smoothie; naturally sweet nutrition.
Salt and crunch craving? Skip the chips! Crunch some celery or an apple slice. Sprinkle with salt if you like, or better yet dip it in natural peanut butter! You?ll get some crunch, some salt and some fat and protein too!