Posted on June 8, 2014

9 healthy ways to conquer sugar cravings

Not so guilty pleasure

9 ways to conquer

Let’s face it, it’s pretty hard to eat clean 100% of the time. With tempting adverts all over the media and friends and family who practically make it their job to have you drooling all over and wanting a slice of your favourite dessert, you can easily fall off track.

Luckily, you don’t always have to give in to these temptations because like most things, a sugar craving can be conquered with foods and drinks that aren’t so bad for you -in moderation, that is.

While some of these suggestions might not work for everyone, I’ve certainly found one or two of them pretty useful for combating my sugar fix and they tend to get pretty serious in certain times of the month – sorry lads!

1. Bananas
This is my go-to snack when I have a bit of a sweet tooth. Not only are they naturally sweet, but they’re also great for keeping your tummy full and your body energised.

2. Dried fruit
From raisins to prunes and dried apricots and cranberries – there are just so many to choose from.

3. Carrots
Here’s another one of my go-to snacks. I like to have them raw and chunky and the best part about carrots is, they’re ridiculously cheap!

4. Coconut water
It’s naturally sweet, refreshing and a single glass has a lot of health benefits. Have a look here to find out the beauty benefits of this super drink.

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5. Protein bars
Instead of reaching for a Snickers bar, head straight to the kitchen and make a few homemade protein bars for yourself. One of my delicious recipes actually does taste like snickers (no joke!).

6. Smoothies
I genuinely feel like you can’t go wrong with homemade smoothies. You decide what you put in it, you decide how much of it you want and YOU decide how much of it you’re going to drink – the ball is in your court.

7. Strawberries, raspberries, cherries…
Need I go on?

8. Aloe vera water
I’ve just been hooked on this stuff for a really long time now. Sometimes I feel like the sweetness of aloe vera water is enough to conquer more than just one sugar craving – it’s nearly enough to keep me going for a few weeks!

9.Just get moving
That’s right, do a bit of exercise and get your blood flowing. The last you want if for all your hard work to go to waste, so the more you exercise, the less you’ll want to give in – it works for me anyways!

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