Let’s talk sugar cravings!
I’ve been getting a lot questions from clients lately about how to handle sugar cravings and my first question is usually:
What happened BEFORE your sugar craving hit? Were you:
- watching tv?
- doing something that reminds you of a sugary fave?
Recognizing the personal triggers that kick off your sugar cravings can help you head off a craving in advance.
Don’t get me wrong – often the best way to handle a craving is to just eat some of the thing you’re craving and move on with your day. But when it’s happening often enough that it’s preventing you from reaching your health goals, what do you do?
Substituting a healthier behavior can help. If weight loss is a goal, cutting beverage calories is usually a no-brainer. But I like to suggest options that ADD something appealing and beneficial rather than focusing on what to LIMIT.
Cinnamon rooibus tea is a great option that is naturally caffeine-free, slightly sweet and a little spicy, and works for many of my clients as a healthy and hydrating quencher when hankerings for sugary snacks and drinks hit. It’s helpful when you’re in the mood for sweets, but want something that promotes good health, won’t wreck your sleep and has virtually no calories.
If you’ve never tried it, rooibus tea has a naturally sweet, nutty, caramel and vanilla-like flavor with a hint of smokiness, all without even adding any added sweeteners…
More Benefits of Rooibus Tea:
♨️ Contains vitamin C, calcium & other micronutrients
♨️ Virtually calorie-free
♨️ Low in tannins (a component in black tea that can cause digestive probs)
♨️ MAY reduce inflammation, aid in weight loss, help build strong bones, support heart health, digestive health and improve the look and feel of skin
The best part – role modeling a mindful, reasonable relationship with sugar for your littles helps them learn to approach sugar less as something to crave, and more as something to enjoy sometimes…
What works for you to head off sugar cravings? Comment below!
Cheers and warmest wishes for good health,