Halloween candy is out in full force and the struggle is VERY REAL. My personal favorite is candy corn. Not the actual corn shapes, but the pumpkins. Have you actually looked at the ingredients in those things? Basically a little orange piece of sugary goodness. I’ve refrained from going down the candy aisle, because obviously next to Easter and mini Cadburry eggs, the Halloween candy selection is the best and it can get pretty dangerous.
Sugar cravings are tough. This monster takes over your brain and makes you think you need it right this second or YOU WILL DIE! It’s okay people, you won’t die, and you will feel healthier in the long run if you smash those demons. Here are a few tips I’ve come across that can help us all survive the holiday season sugar rush!
Say what?! Every time you feel a sugar craving coming on, just grab something sour, like a dill pickle. 100% not the same, but that’s the point. You can turn sugar-sensitive taste buds into loving other flavors. Filling your diet with nutrient-rich savory foods can help too. I’ve noticed a theme around the gym, and that’s that women especially aren’t incorporating enough protein in their diet. Protein helps your body feel satisfied, and full. I’m around a lot of people who are active (at least in the gym!) and workout pretty hard. This means you need to re-fuel your body and keep it happy. I’m personally grateful for the quality of protein I’ve brought into my life, because it has allowed me to take care of my body properly and pretty much rid my body of any of these awful sugar cravings. cinnamon is pretty special because it helps reduce blood-glucose levels, which helps you feel fuller faster. I’ve been incorporating a bit in my coffee and protein shakes daily. Do it people! Hydrating is probably one of the easiest and healthiest habits anyone can do for their body. You know sometimes when you feel hungry, but you’re probably just dehydrated? That’s the perfect time to grab a big glass of water.
Holidays and staying on track with your goals usually don’t mix, but stay the course! Start implementing new habits that are not only great for your body, but great for your mind too! Moderation and balance are key.