Hi guys, Kris from Custom Fitness here, your Amarillo personal trainer. Today we’re going to be wrapping up the two part series on dealing with and working through your sweet tooth cravings. Now be sure to read part one if you haven’t already at the link here: And as always, if you have any questions about today’s blog then please give us a call at (806)-322-3188
Hey everyone, welcome back to our series on dealing with sweet tooth cravings. In the last part we were talking about the sweet tooth cravings that we all get from time to time, and some deal with them differently than others. We talked about ways to deal with them and work through them, and today I’m going to expand more on that.
So, I personally have had experiences with that where I was able to maintain weight at a certain level for a long time, and then all of a sudden, I started eating some little 100-calorie bars that had chocolate in them. Just a little chocolate. Didn’t seem too bad. Over four weeks, gained about 12 pounds, and then took about 6 to 8 weeks to get it back off. Couldn’t figure out what was going on. That was the only thing I’d changed. Took it out, lost the weight. So it’s just that we fill ourselves with a lot of empty calories because they taste good, and a lot of times, we’re just not thinking. So if we don’t give ourselves that temptation in the first place, that’s the first step, right?
Okay. So then you have a craving. You actually really want something. You want some sweets or some chocolate or something. I know that a lot of women go through those times a lot. But we have these times when we just really want something, so what do we do? Well, first step is to wait it out. Don’t give in to it immediately. Wait it out. For me, I like to wait about 24 hours if I can, sometimes 48 hours just to make sure that that’s really what I want. If I’m gonna indulge, I’m gonna make sure it’s good, that we’re doing what we need to do and not just kind of grabbing it just because.
Second step is if you know that you’re going somewhere, well even if you’re not, even if you’re at home, if you have that craving that hits, go ahead and front load that craving with something healthy. So eat some vegetables. I would say probably stay away from the fruits at that point unless it’s a sweet, sweet craving, and then maybe try a little bit of fruit and see if that balances it so that you’re not wanting as much. So kind of either/or there. But kind of aiming for that veggie/fruit mix, seeing if that kind of stalls out the craving or if that at least fills you up so you’re not eating as much of it.
There’s a couple options there. If you’re going out to eat, great thing there, too, if you know that you’re getting a dessert and foods that … maybe you’re going to a holiday party or something and you know that they’re gonna have all sorts of treats there, preloading your meal with some vegetables will really help to fill you up. And then that way, then you’re not eating as much while you’re there.
So number three is to … if you have control over what’s being made, make a healthier version. So instead of regular brownies, make some black bean brownies. Instead of regular fudge, make some almond butter and coconut oil fudge. Believe it or not, those things actually taste really close to what you might consider normal food. But they’re delicious, and it can trick your brain into thinking that it’s getting really great stuff. Yes, they still have sugar in them. Yes, you’re still gonna have to be careful. You can’t go crazy with it and have it every day. But there’s a lot of things that you can make with a healthier version where you’re at least getting some benefit from it instead of just empty calories.
So those are my six tips for dealing with and working through your sweet tooth cravings right now.
That is going to wrap up our series on dealing with and working through your sweet tooth cravings! I hope that my six tips could help you all out, especially as the holiday season rolls in. I know that once Halloween comes, for a lot of people it just starts a three month long fight with not indulging in sweets. Between Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas there are many opportunities to indulge, but if you set yourself up for success now, then you will be able to keep in control during the height of the season.
And there isn’t anything wrong with enjoying your Thanksgiving dinner, or having a little something extra on Christmas, it’s just when you turn it into a little habit is where we start to get into some trouble. So be careful about having an arsenal of holiday sweets in your house where they are easily accessible. So, let’s enjoy the holidays, eat well, and don’t let that once piece of candy turn into a piece a day. If we can do that then we’ll make it into the new year ready for whatever is to come.
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