How to Resist the Urge to Splurge

How to Resist the Urge to Splurge

Sweet foods are hard to resist, but there are some things you can do to fight against the urge to splurge. The following are a few hints I found on the WebMD website

1. Set a limit to how much you’re going to eat.  Tell yourself you’re going to eat just 150 calories of your Aunt Edna’s English toffee.  (MyFitnessPal estimates 6 pieces of homemade English Toffee at 450 calories.)

2. Go for quality not quantity.  That plate of sugar cookies is overflowing and needs to be evened out but that box of See’s chocolates is also just sitting there.  What do you do?  Make a special treat of the chocolate, enjoy it at the end of your meal and skip snacking on several of the cookies.

3. Skip artificial sweeteners.  They may be low or no calories but they don’t lessen a craving for sugar.  It’s better to lower your threshold for sugar than keep feeding a need for more.

4. Eat regularly – have something to eat every three hours.  The best way to do this is to stock up on our high protein shakes, bars and snacks.  Don’t starve yourself.  Going hungry will cause a drop in blood sugar which will cause sugar cravings.

5. Have a calorie counter on your smartphone really helps.  MyFitnessPal is a  free version works great.  Try it out before your holiday get-togethers.  Look up everything you remember from last year’s holiday gathering because the more you know the better prepared you’ll be to make smart eating decisions.

13 Ways to Fight Sugar Cravings by Wendy C. Fries reviewed by Louise Chang, MD on June 22, 2011. Retrieved from on November 27, 2012.To our good health,