- What are you eating and drinking ?
2. Eat more
- Eat meals on time. Stay with a schedule for meals.
- Eat more fiber – Fiber helps reduce sugar cravings, gives long-lasting energy, and raises serotonin levels.
- Eat more vegetables and fruits – These provide fiber, vitamins, and minerals for a satisfied appetite.
- Eat more breakfast – A high-fiber breakfast will help control your appetite and desire for sweets.
- Eat a high-fiber lunch – You will be less likely to need an afternoon candy bar.
3. Keep fresh fruit available
- Stock plenty of fresh fruits.
- Eat fruits to satisfy your sweet tooth.
- Serve fruit for desert. Few desserts can match the flavor or benefits of some fresh, crisp apple slices, or a few red strawberries.
- Take fresh fruit to work with you to add to lunch or for your snack.
4. Drink water
- Drink water instead of high-sugar drinks.
5. Go for a walk
- Get plenty of exercise to give you energy so you will not need a pick-me-up from a sugar snack. When you get the urge for sweets, take a 10-minute brisk walk.
6. Modify your recipes
- You would be amazed at how much sugar you can cut out of many recipes without anyone ever noticing! Many dessert recipes can actually have the sugar cut in half. Experiment with your recipes; the first time you may want to reduce the sugar by one third. If all is well, the next time cut the sugar by one-half.