Giving up sugar is one of the hardest parts of anyone’s fitness journeys. And that’s completely normal because sugar acts the same way in our brains as some drugs do! But don’t fret; There are healthy snacks that will help you on your way to eating less sugar and processed foods while simultaneously satisfying your cravings. Read on to find 6 healthy snacks against sugar cravings:
Why sugar is only a momentary high
Not only are sweet snacks not exactly healthy for your body, but they also hardly fill you up. Instead, they only satisfy cravings for a short time, then shortly afterwards make you hungry for more. Before you know it, you’re trapped in a cycle of going back to more sugary treats, every time feeling worse and more sluggish after a bit.
But don’t be discouraged, there is a solution. The change to healthy snacks is easier than you think! As soon as you notice that a banana or a natural yogurt also satisfies your cravings and makes you full for the whole afternoon, you’ll be convinced to change. So let’s take a look at the best snacks to combat those nasty cravings.
The secret behind a good snack is actually quite simple. Foods with high water content or high protein content saturate the body faster and keep it full for longer.
But don’t fall for the trap of protein drinks – they are usually filled to the brim with sugar! Here are my go-to-Snacks:
Healthy Snacks Against Sugar Cravings
- 1 Banana with peanut butter (sugarfree)
- 1 Apple with cinnamon
- 1 cup greek yogurt (unsweetened) with a handful of berries and nuts
- ⅓ – ½ cucumber with hummus to dip
- ½ – 1 cup Cottage Cheese with a handful of berries, nuts and seeds
- Fruit with high water content such as grapes, melons or citrus fruits
- Crackers & Co
- Dried fruit
- Yogurts with added sugar
Why? These foods may be low in calories, but due to their low water content they hardly fill your stomach and you automatically eat more to feel full.
Do you have any tips or healthy snack ideas you swear by? Tell me in the comments 😊
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