Tips To Help You When You Are Craving Sweets!
We all have those days where we crave something sweet. We’re not going to lie, it can be hard to resist! But you don’t need to give in every time – these tips will help you stay healthy and satisfy that craving without a huge caloric price tag.
Indulge, Just A Bit!
If you’ve been really good and you’re craving something decadent, then by all means indulge a little bit! A small piece of dark chocolate or a few caramels will satisfy that yearning without sending your calorie intake through the roof. If you’re busy a lot, opt for pick n mix delivery where you can pick how much candy you want and get it to your door. This way, you won’t be standing in front of the sweets aisle in your local supermarket and wondering what it would be like if you bought it all!
Dark fruits such as blueberries and cherries are not only flourishing with antioxidants, but the sweet taste of the fruit will be sure to give you joy without making you feel guilty after. If you want something sweeter still, try dried fruits such as apricots and raisins; they do contain lots of sugar, but it’s natural sugar from fruit which is easier for our bodies to digest. Try eating these fruits in their natural state, or try cooking with them. For example, adding raisins to your morning porridge will give you a sweeter flavor without too many added calories.
Avoid The “Snack Trap”
One of the worst things about craving something sweet is the after-effect where you feel guilty and horrible for giving into temptation. This, in turn, usually means that you then go into a “snack trap” and eat everything you can get your hands on because it doesn’t matter what you put into your body right now – it’s punishment for being bad. Instead of going to town on whatever sweets are nearby, try to avoid the snack trap by having a healthy, low-calorie snack beforehand so that way when you do give in to temptation later on it won’t be as bad!
Curb Your Cravings!
A very effective way to curb those cravings is actually through something else sweet – sugar-free gum! Chewing sugar-free gum gives your brain the same sensation as eating something sugary does. It also has a lot of benefits such as freshening breath and aiding with digestion.
Another great way to combat those cravings is to simply focus on something else entirely. This will take your mind off of wanting something sweet and allow you to satisfy that craving later on when it’s not so strong and more bearable. Try going for a walk or run, doing some yoga, even cleaning out your wardrobe can be an effective way to help you fight the cravings! The possibilities are endless – your imagination is the limit!
When we have nothing else to focus on except wanting something, it can quickly turn into an obsession which then leads us to feel guilty about indulging in that craving. Try playing games with friends, going out with family, or staying busy at work! This will take up all of your time and make you get rid of that craving for a while.
Make Your Sweets!
If you want something sweet, why not try making it yourself? This way, you can control exactly what is in your food and how much there is. You’ll also feel better because you’ll know that only the best ingredients went into the dish! Plus, once you’ve made them once or twice they are super easy to make. Check out our recipes section for some inspiration!
Try Making Keto Sweets!
If you’re trying to cut down on carbs and sugars, then this might be the best option for you. Keto desserts are specifically designed to help those who are watching their weight. Using ingredients like coconut flour or almond meal means things like cookies and tarts will fill you up without all of the added sugars which make you feel sluggish soon after eating them! The great thing about keto sweets is that since they’re very low in sugar, it means that even though they don’t taste quite as sweet, they still come through with an enjoyable flavor!
Cut Out Something Else That Is Unhealthy!
It’s a lot easier to say no to that sweet treat if you’re not giving into something else. If you want a slice of cake, try going without soda or fast food one day and see how much better you feel after a day! By the end of the week, you’ll find that you won’t want fast food or soda nearly as bad as before, which means fewer cravings for sweets later on!
See The Bigger Picture
Remember that whether or not you give in to cravings is completely up to you – no one else will ever be able to stop those desires from occurring except for yourself. So instead of seeing this as a battle between trying to eat healthily and giving into temptation, see it as an opportunity for progress. If you don’t give in to temptation this time then that means you’re one step closer to being able to control yourself next time! Remember, everyone has cravings from time to time – it’s all part of life. But the more often you resist them and learn how to fight back against them, the easier they will be to deal with in the future.
If you have a sweet tooth there is nothing wrong with that. Most people do have a slight craving for sugar from time to time, but if you find yourself constantly needing something sugary then it might be worth looking into why that is or making sure you are getting enough exercise so that way your body isn’t just trying to get calories when it needs other things as well. These tips should be enough to help you stay healthy around those days where all you want is something sugary! Give them a try and see what works best for you; if nothing else, they will surely make life easier for you!