Sugar Addict 101 – Tip #15

Sugar Addict 101 – Tip #15

Tip #15 – HAVE A PLAN Whether you bring your snacks and lunch to work or planning to go to a restaurant, have a plan for what you will eat and when you will exercise throughout the day to keep you on track.  When the decision has already been made, it is easier...
Sugar Addict 101 – Tip #14

Sugar Addict 101 – Tip #14

Tip #14 – GET MOVING Many people wake up, sit in their cars in rush hour, spend all day sitting at their desk working, jump in their cars for the commute home, then collapse on their couch for the rest of the evening… Does this sound familiar?  If it does,...
Sugar Addict 101 – Tip #13

Sugar Addict 101 – Tip #13

Tip #13 – SNEAK IN MORE PROTEIN Adding in protein to your meals and snacks will help keep blood sugar levels steady and reduce cravings since protein imbalances can cause sugar cravings. Think beyond the cow or the chicken.  Be creative with quinoa, beans, nuts,...
Sugar Addict 101 – Tip #12

Sugar Addict 101 – Tip #12

Tip #12 – BALANCE YOUR MEALS Foods such as meat, milk, sugar, and salt have extreme effects on the body.  Seek out less extreme and healthier alternatives to satisfy you, such as vegetables. Your body naturally wants to be balanced.  The food we eat is a major...
Sugar Addict 101 – Tip #11

Sugar Addict 101 – Tip #11

Tip #11 – EAT, DO NOT SKIP MEALS Enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner to keep your metabolism working efficiently.  I don not usually go longer than 4-5hours between meals besides sleep.  I try not to eat for 11-12 hours at night, 8 pm to 7-7:30 am. Most Americans...
Sugar Addict 101 – Tip #10

Sugar Addict 101 – Tip #10

Tip #10 – SQUASH CRAVINGS BY EATING NATURALLY SWEET FOODS Long before food processing, the only source of sweet tastes were plant foods such as squash, sweet potatoes, yams, carrots, onions, beets, blueberries, oatmeal grains, fruit, and spices like cinnamon. ...
Sugar Addict 101 – Tip #9

Sugar Addict 101 – Tip #9

Tip #9 – EAT YOUR VEGGIES – “VEG OUT”! We crave more because our body is starved for vitamins and minerals.  Focus on adding one or two servings of vegetables at each meal.  They will crowd out your cravings for unhealthy foods, just like that!...
Sugar Addict 101 – Tip #8

Sugar Addict 101 – Tip #8

Tip #8 – GIVE YOURSELF A BREAK & DISTRACT YOURSELF Be patient and wait 20 minutes to evaluate what you are truly craving.  It may not be food! Do something active to distract your brain and those crazy cravings such as taking a walk, playing a game, or...
Sugar Addict 101 – Tip #7

Sugar Addict 101 – Tip #7

Tip #7 – DRINK MORE WATER Most people are chronically dehydrated.  We often mistake thirst for hunger.  The first sign of dehydration is thirst, so we need to be listening to our body’s signals. Would you be more comfortable adding certain foods to your...
Sugar Addict 101 – Tip #6

Sugar Addict 101 – Tip #6

Tip #6 – FEEL THE DIFFERENCE IN WHAT YOU EAT We think differently when we eat meat, eat broccoli, drink coffee, drink alcohol or eat sugar, right? Our food goes into our stomach, and as it gets digested, it gets absorbed into our blood. Research and personal...

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