Trying to reach for healthy snacks but the sugary treats are calling you? Use these strategies to help douse that sugar-fueled fire.
Kick the Artificial Habit
Research suggests that folks who consume large amounts of artificial sweeteners may increase their likelihood to crave other sweet foods and pack on the pounds. Trying to cut back on sugar? Then cut back on the faux sugars too.
Fruit can provide natural sweetness plus fiber, antioxidants and vitamins A and C. Pass on the candy and grab your favorite fruit instead – you’ll save calories and gain numerous good-for-you nutrients.
Sip and Chew
When the urge strikes for high sugar junk, sip on tea or chomp on some gum. It’s often enough of a distraction to quell those cravings.