Healthy Ways to Ease Candy Cravings

 

cravings_copy1

 

Cravings. We all have them.

 

Food cravings are a common response to what we’re going through and can cause the desire to munch on foods we wouldn’t normally eat, such as salty potato chips or sweet chocolate brownies. Studies have shown that cravings for certain foods come from a variety of reasons, including memories, emotions, weather, and stress. 

 

Ignoring that voice inside your head calling for a sweet isn’t always easy! During this time of year when every house and office has bowls of candy and baked goods up for grabs, it can be especially hard to quiet that voice and stay in tune with your body. In the moment, getting a sugar fix might feel like it will satisfy your needs, but giving into processed sweets often leads to further cravings and overindulging.

 

Before diving head first into the pool of cravings, try these suggestions to help you navigate them mindfully:

 

Deconstruct your craving
Are you craving candy or are you actually hungry or thirsty? Is it just a momentary desire? Are you lacking something in your life and filling the void with food? Instead of immediately giving in and reaching for a sweet, deconstruct what your body is truly telling you and decide what will fulfill it. Emotions can lead to crave something your body doesn’t actually want or need, especially with all the excitement around the new season and the holidays to come.

 

Take a step back
Seeing the grocery store shelves stocked with colorful bags of candy that remind you of childhood can cause your brain to think it’s something you want. But in reality, before you walked down that aisle, you had no desire for candy at all. Take a moment to be mindful about what you are yearning for and to understand your craving before you grab that big bag of sugar. Typically, when you take the time to reassess what your mind and body are telling you, you’ll have a better understanding of what you really want.

 

Opt for naturally sweet foods
Instead of tearing open a candy bar or taking a cookie (or two) that your coworker shared, soothe your cravings with more wholesome options. If you know you have a sweet tooth and a hard time resisting a craving, keep fruit or dark chocolate made with 80% cacao or more on hand. This way, it’ll be easier to make the better choice towards a healthy sweet snack. You can also find recipes like these pumpkin gingerbread muffins or  that use real ingredients, which can often help satiate those cravings while still keeping your blood sugar under control.

 

Enjoy it – in moderation
If you have a continuous craving for something but have been resisting it, allow yourself to enjoy it in moderation. If a craving is constantly ignored, it can lead to giving in and overconsuming it eventually. Listen to your body and know that it’s okay to enjoy something you’re craving without overindulging.


Comments

Anonymous
Comment as Anonymous change
Security Check
Please enter the text below
CaptchaImage
Can't read text above? Try another text.
Anonymous
Anonymous
Real Lace Wigs are wigs that are handmade by skilled wig makers. The technique used to fusion hair extensions sale is called ventilation. The hair is stitched strand by strand to a base made of lace material. The full lace wigs material serves as the scalp and closely resembles natural skin or scalp when attached to the head. The lace comes in various colors and can be matched easily with any human hair wigs uk. The lace is thin and undetectable. Many different types of laces are used such as Swiss lace, French lace, Korea, and German Lace. The hair extensions sale is the most undetectable of them all but also more vulnerable due to the thinness of the lace. French lace is the most popular as it is still undetectable and more durable than the Swiss. Machine made lace wigs are made on thicker laces because the French and Swiss cant withhold the stress made by the machine and would therefore be damaged. Human made best lace wigs uk are the best.