Valentine’s Day is fast impending. Do you feel anxious thinking that the special day might ruin your diet plans and affect your metabolism in just one bite?
Well, calm down. The said romantic day shouldn’t be a horrible day for you. Instead, it should be a day to savor with your loved ones without any stain of stress on your face.
Although Valentine’s Day is also starred on the list of unhealthy holidays, there are still ways on how to make it the best healthy hearts day for you that can beat your sugary cravings effectively at the same time, maintaining your fast metabolism. Check this out!
Tips in Beating Sugar Cravings for Dieters
- Diminish Cravings Though A Cold Turkey
As stated by Gerbstadt’s survey to some people, eating a cold turkey is quite effective in training your taste buds to be satisfied and eat less.
- Eat Nuts and Fruits
To get fiber and nutrients, try to keep a fruit, nuts or snackbar on your bag and eat it when your sugar craving strikes.
Example of fruits to eat: Nuts, seeds, and dried fruits.
Fruit kebabs (Phase 1) Spear the sweetest fruits—strawberries, mango, apple, and pineapple—with bamboo skewers.
Pistachios – only allowed on Phase 3
Pumpkin seeds – only allowed on Phase 3
Healthy snack bar – Just Great Stuff Organic Cacao Acai Bar and Just Great Stuff Superberry Acai Bar
Nuts – only allowed on Phase 3 – raw: almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios, walnuts, Nut/seed butters and pastes, raw
Navitas Naturals Organic Raw Cacao Nibs – Phase 3
Cacao Chia Seed Pudding
Coconut Snowball Cookies with Cacao Nibs
- Taking Your Mind Out From the Food
Walking away from the place where your cravings usually occur and covering the sweet food you’re craving in are also effective techniques of getting rid of it.
- Quality of the Food
If there’s a need to indulge yourself from sweet foods, you can take a small bite of pudding to fill your stomach with less sugar at the same time, with healthy options.
- Regular Intake of Food
Make sure that you don’t skip meals for longer hours. Studies have shown that the more you suffer from hunger, the eager you want sugary and fatty foods.
Example of foods to eat: Protein, fiber-rich foods like whole grains, etc.
Other Foods to Curb Sugar Cravings:
Red Beet Crystals – good for Phase 1 & 3
Easy salsa (Phase 1 and 3) Chop up tomatoes, cucumber, bell peppers, beans, and onions in a mini food processor
Chocolaty pears (Phase 3) Minimalist, yet amazingly delicious: Sprinkle cocoa nibs on canned pears.
Easy mashed sweet potato (Phase 1) Microwave a small sweet potato, split it open, and mash a little OJ (orange juice) and cinnamon into it. Eat it right out of the jacket.
These are just some points to remember whenever you’re in a holiday break specifically during Valentine’s Day when sugar craving is high. So if ever you’re panicking right now ‘cause you’re totally not ready, better take a peek of the tips written above and prepare yourself so your diet won’t become an epic fail and your date won’t mess up. Stay away from the sugary, we’ve been there! Stop the sugar cravings effectively and have a Happy Hearts Day!