With the holidays coming up, we’re surrounded by sweets. You know we’re all about balance and love a good treat (I mean...have you seen these holiday breakfasts?!). Still, you want to make sure you’re mostly steering clear of processed and artificial sugars because that will only lead to more sugar cravings.
Cutting down on sugar is like any healthy habit — once you commit and do it for a week or two, your cravings will lessen and it will start to feel second nature! How sweet is that?!
To get you there, we’re sharing six simple tips to help you reduce sugar cravings.
Replace sugary foods with clean, whole, unprocessed options like leafy greens and healthy fats. When you nourish your body this way, you’ll feel more satisfied and avoid the blood sugar spikes and crashes that lead to more cravings.
Is there anything protein can’t do?! Protein-rich foods (think: lean meats, beans, eggs, legumes, and of course Tone It Up Protein) provide a balanced, steady source of energy, so you’ll feel satisfied and energized and less likely to reach for sweets.
Sour foods like lemon can help counteract sugar cravings. For an extra perk: Add a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar. ACV contains acetic acid, which can help regulate blood sugar and insulin levels, reducing sugar cravings.
Research shows that women who got more sleep consumed less sugar the next day. When we don’t get enough sleep, our hormones become off balance and can actually signal that we’re hungry or craving sugar.
Swap in our new Unsweetened Protein Powder! It has the same amazing flavor as your usual TIU protein — minus any sweetener.
If you’re really craving a treat, go for one of our delicious, healthy desserts made with natural sweeteners. You can find some amazing options in the “Tasty Treats” recipe section in your Tone It Up app!