REMINDERS: Baking holiday treats doesn’t mean that you have to end up with sugar…
One way to decrease cravings
Do you crave sweets?
I fall into that category. Sweets are my downfall!
One thing (and there are a number of things you can do) you can do to decrease cravings for sweets is to eat a breakfast (and maybe a late morning snack) that includes a fruit and protein.
If you skip meals, you are more likely to reach for fast-acting carbs later in the day. Carbs like bread, bagels, cookies, cake and candy will call your name all afternoon!
So remember to eat in the morning.
If you are a coffee drinker, you might be saying, “But I’m not hungry.” That is because coffee will temporarily reduce those hunger pangs. Plus, if you drink coffee with milk and sugar, you are already getting your gut in gear to digest, so you might as well add some real food to it that will satisfy your body’s need for real food.