With the warm summer months and fun outdoor activities such as fairs, carnivals, water parks, water activities etc .. with these events comes sweet treats that can really put a damper on your overall health goals…
Here are 5 tips to make sure you curb those cravings and don’t get eaten by the sugar dragon this summer!
#1 Frozen Fruit is Your New BFF- Frozen Fruit is your best grab when the sugar craving starts to be fierce. Fruits are great choices as they are rich in vitamins and nutrients. Try freezing strawberries, blueberries, banana, grapes, oranges, pineapple etc .. You can sprinkle unsweetened coconut flakes for added taste too!
# 2 Make Your Own Popsicles – This is so simple and a very effective way to give you sweet tooth the fix it oh so desires! They are the perfect snack to reach for in the hot summer days and they taste delicious too. Here are some great recipes for the summer.
# 3 Fruit Water – you may think that your body is asking for sugar, when it’s actually water your body is craving. So why not kill two birds with one stone and add fruit to your water. You can cut up fresh strawberries, pineapple, watermelon etc ..Now your sweet tooth is satisfied, and you won’t want a dessert.
# 4 Start your day with warm Lemon Water – this helps to keep blood sugar levels down and can aid in digestion. Consuming lemon juice can also help stimulate proper stomach production. Lemons contain pectin fiber, that can assist in fighting cravings for sugar and processed food.
# 5 Eat Your Greens First – They are loaded with nutrition and help give you boosts of energy while reducing your cravings for sugars and processed foods.