One of the first challenges you’ll face when learning how to quit added sugar, is the intense cravings that come in. We've all been there – you're trying to make healthier choices, but you’re dreaming of chocolate cake, so what’s a sugar lover to do? We’ve got just the thing for you – there are a number of foods that can help combat those pesky cravings.
Berries are nature's dessert – they’re tasty and naturally sweet, so if you’re craving your old favourite junk foods, put some blueberries in a bowl instead. They also happen to be loaded with antioxidants and fibre to slow the sugar’s absorption, meaning fewer sugar crashes. Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries are all simple snacks that’ll take your mind of added sugar-laden snacks.
Avocado is loaded with nutrients and it’s also been proven to keep us feeling full, along with fighting sugar cravings. This is because it’s high in healthy fats that promote gut health and hormone regulation. The best part is it’s delicious! Make your own guacamole or smash some avo on toast with feta for a tasty snack that’ll keep those cravings at bay.
Just because you quit sugar, doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy chocolate! The darker varieties are loaded with antioxidants and fibre, and if you go 100 dark – if you can handle it! – it’s sugar free.
Nuts are a great snack to curb sugar cravings, they’re high in healthy fats and protein, both of which help keep you feeling full and satisfied. They're easy to take on the go, so you’ll be ready when the cravings start. Walnuts, cashews and pistachios are all delicious – and if you want to spice it up, add cinnamon, cardamom, curry or paprika. With a pinch of salt, you’ve got a quality snack!
Greek or natural yogurt
Yogurt is a great alternative to sugary desserts like ice cream – but be sure you go for a sugar-free variety. It’s high in protein, which helps keep you feeling full, and it can be mixed with like berries, nuts, and nut butters. You’ll also get a dose of calcium and probiotics – the latter of which boosts gut health and reduces the chance of sugar cravings.
So, there you have it! Delicious, simple snacks that can help combat sugar cravings. Of course, it's important to remember that these foods won't completely eliminate your cravings, but they can help you make better choices that leave you feeling more capable of saying no to added sugar.
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