This Week's Ask Gilad: Curb Your Sugar Craving
Question: I love my sweets and I can't seem to control the cravings. Is there any 'cure' for a sweet tooth?
The problem with eating sweets is that the more sweets you eat, the more you crave them. Somehow we have to break that cycle.
When you are craving sweets, try substituting a piece of fresh fruit instead. See if that curbs your appetite. Fruit is just like dessert but with all those extra vitamins and minerals along for the ride.
And, do yourself a favor. Don't buy candy, cookies, ice cream, etc. If you don't have them readily available, you can't eat them. Stock up on plenty of fresh fruit instead. Doesn't a handful of grapes or a bowl of fresh strawberries sound good right about now?