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Healthy treats when you’re craving sweets

Healthy treats for craving sweets

I’m pretty sure that when you’re trying to lose weight you look for healthy alternatives to your favorite sweet treats.

Are there any healthy treats?

Well, it depends.

That’s because you will have to start seeing treats in a different light. You cannot have daily chocolate bars or cakes and no amount of fresh fruits or berries is going to completely satisfy that craving. The good news is that you only need to really fight those cravings for about a week. After that the cravings are almost gone. After a week you will notice that you really enjoy the natural sweet taste of apples and oranges – and even replace sweet treats by having something savory.

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Sugar – how to reduce

Sugar

Sugar… I have a problem with it. I don’t know how to deal with it:

It’s not good for me but it tastes really nice.

You know? Do you have a problem with it too?

I’m currently doing Whole30 and thus avoiding sugar. And I’ve done really well – surprisingly well: this is my 26th day on Whole30, with no sugar. So it can be done. Not that I’d be able to keep this up my whole life but if I can do it for 26 days in a row, why is it so difficult to do it for… say 6 days in a row so that I’d have sugar on just one day a week?

The answer to that question is:

Because sugar is everywhere! Literally everywhere.

In the past few weeks I’ve tried to find pasta sauces, ketchup and spice mixes with no sugar, to little or no avail.

So should we all stop eating processed food and sugary drinks? I think very few of us are really ready and willing to do that for the rest of our lives. But what we can do is take baby steps by slowly but surely reducing our sugar intake.

So take the first step and learn why sugar is so bad for us, what is it that makes it so addictive and what we can do to have at least a little less of sugar in our diet.

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