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"I have chosen to be happy because it is good for my health."
- Voltaire

Monday, June 18, 2012

Cravings Be Gone!

Almost every day, around the same time, I get an intense craving for sugar.

It's usually late afternoon and immediately following dinner and it's like a 
I'm-gonna-punch-you-in-your-face, need-something-sweet-now type of craving.

These types of cravings occur because your body is tired and it wants energy NOW.

When this type of craving hits your brain is signaling for quick energy and sugar fits the bill perfectly. It's going to spike your blood sugar and then bam - crash.

When you experience these types of cravings try to remember that it's your body's que thats it's time to wind down and get ready for bed. 

These cravings can be hard to ignore but there are plenty of great ways to get past them.

Try the following...

- read
- find a TV show to watch
- call someone 
- paint your nails
- get on Pinterest (stay away from the Food section)
- walk your dog
- anything to occupy yourself 

If that still doesn't work and you find yourself heading towards the pantry or fridge be mindful of your choice. 

Try the following...

- small piece of dark chocolate (one Dove candy)
- hot tea, sweetened with lemon and a teaspoon of sugar
- a serving of fruit
- Hershey's 60 calorie hot chocolate
- half serving of dried fruit
- something under Delightful Desserts

Don't let your intense cravings get in the way of a healthy lifestyle. You're stronger than that!


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