Do you think you could handle a no-sugar diet?
You'd probably do a lot better than you'd expect. It just takes some getting used to and a few little tricks to get you through the tough cravings.
I am a firm believer in the idea that you eat what you crave, and you crave what you eat. It's a bad cycle — or a good one —depending what you eat. In other words, if you eat French fries, chips, cakes, icecream, and candy, you'll keep craving it. While you might be thinking it's impossible, know that the same goes for fruits, veggies, fresh yogurt, fresh wholegrain bread, and grilled chicken breast —skinless, of course.
Most would argue that candy is more enjoyable than fruit, but have they really tried putting down the sweets for long enough to give it a chance?
Throughout the testing period of my eBook series, Skinny Dip, I was strictly following the meal plans, which do not include sugar. What I noticed was that I wasn't craving junk food, I was craving Skinny Dip food, and let me tell you, it's HEALTHY!
There's lots of good stuff and plenty of it tastes sinful! In fact, I kept wondering if I'd gotten the calorie values right because it seemed a little too good to be true.
I'm not going to lie, it takes a few days to stop the junk food cravings, but it's worth it for your health, and even for the simple fact that there's no guilty conscience that follows. The trick is to replace the old junk with the new healthy stuff, and find youR favs.
Next time you crave something sweet try having some fruit! Add a little Greek yogurt with stevia and cinnamon and it's just like a sundae.
As for salty/savory foods, try a half of a toasted whole wheat pita and a Tablespoon of hummus, or some popcorn sprayed with olive oil and sprinkled with a pinch of Himalayan salt.
Can you think of some other alternatives to junk food? Share your ideas in the comments below.
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