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The Nutritionist’s Guide to Satisfying Your Sweet Tooth

November 15, 2017 | Aya Wellness

HoneyHave you gone off track with your sugar cravings? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. With so many temptations around the holidays, it’s important to set yourself up for success.

Quick tips to help reduce your sugar cravings:

  1. Don’t skip meals! This will cause low blood sugar and make you crave MORE sugar. Eat regular meals throughout the day.
  2. Don’t “save your calories for later.” If you have an event at night, make sure to eat during the day. Otherwise, you will arrive at the event and eat more food than you usually would. It’s hard to make good choices when you’re overly hungry.

It’s beneficial to understand why we need to replace sugar in the first place. Sugar is an addictive substance. When you eat it, your body craves more. It is also very inflammatory, which can cause issues in your GI tract – as well as joint pain.

A few sugar alternatives to try instead:

  • Coconut palm sugar
  • Coconut palm nectar
  • Raw honey (unheated/unprocessed)
  • Dark liquid stevia (pure)
  • Powdered stevia (pure)

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Take a break from holiday eating so that you don’t end this year feeling tired, heavy or bloated. Try these healthier sugar alternatives instead and let us know how they make you feel in the comments below.

This tip is brought to you by Amy Krasner of Nourished Balance.