We all get cravings, and it seems like sugar is the most common one. Before you start searching the fridge and cabinets for something sweet, have a glass of water and wait a few minutes to see if your craving still exists. If your still looking for something sweet, try one of Dr. Goglia’s metabolic boosting snacks below.
When that urge for sugar strikes, Dr. Goglia suggests satisfying that sweet tooth with frozen fruit. “You can overcome the urge for sugar by eating a few grapes or a couple of pieces of frozen pineapple or banana.”
A serving of maple and cinnamon covered almonds
Dr. Goglia is a big fan of almonds. But if just plain almonds won’t do the trick, trying combining almonds with a little bit of maple syrup and a cinnamon, mix and bake in the oven at 350F degrees for about 10-15 minutes.
Chocolate banana protein smoothie
A craving for sugar or sweets can be a sign that your body is in need of certain macronutrients. This metabolic blasting smoothie gives a healthy dose of healthy carbs and high quality protein. Combine 1-2 scoops of PFC protein powder in chocolate, 1 banana, 1-2 TBSP cocoa powder, and any non-dairy milk of your choice.
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What about diet soda to curb cravings?
It’s best to skip these diet drinks, and opt for real food and water first. “Diet sodas are useless and do not promote weight loss,” claims Dr. Goglia. “In fact, they adversely affect metabolism by de-regulating correct insulin response and carbohydrate management. The result can be nutritionally devastating as in many cases the use of diet soda stimulates unwanted sugar cravings.”