I’m a mother, nutritional therapist and author who has been sharing recipes to help you get the glow back for the last 8 years...
Sugar is in everything and is one of he hardest things to cut out, but fear not here are my 5 simple tips to tame your sugar cravings and get you on the healthy bandwagon this 2015.
Don’t start the day with a sugar laden breaky. Instead of a bowl of fruit or toast and jam, eat something more nutritionally dense like eggs and avocado or oats with almonds and yoghurt. The way your start your day off in the morning determines your blood sugar levels for the rest of the day so don’t let them sky rocket as it will lead to a 4pm crash.
Full fat foods are not super fatty they are just the way they are supposed to be. Ditch low fat, diet foods for the pure kind. This will decrease your sugar intake (low fat =high sugar) and help regulate your blood sugar levels. Healthy fats such as avocado, nuts, seeds, fish and eggs help keep you full too, so you will glide past the cake stand without looking back.
Switch those diet cokes for liquorice tea, it’s super sweet and it feeds your adrenals. There are lots of hidden sugars in diet drinks, juices and milkshakes so make sure you stick to water, coconut water and herbal tea.
Always need something sweet after dinner? I know the feeling. Pop 1 tsp of coconut oil in your mouth and see those cravings melt away. Give it a go!
Sugar cravings often come from lack of sleep and stress. Make sure you take time in the day for a breathing break, just like a fag break it takes a few minutes outside to breathe, calm yourself and unwind. Your body will thank you for it and you won’t be running on low as much.