How to Curb Cravings for Sweets

 

I love chocolate and milkshakes like no other so is there a way to stay healthy and in good shape without quitting on them ’cause I just love sweet flavors???

-Cesar M

Thanks for the question Cesar!  Ah yes… how to deal with cravings in a healthy way?  

Milkshakes have a lot of sugar in them which can leave us enjoying it in the moment but feeling a bit sluggish later.  

In my experience, I have observed the more clients lower the frequency of super sugary sweets, the less they end up craving them.  I also have a weakness for chocolate and have found a great way to deal with it by replacing the sugary option with something more healthy.

One way to do this is to use what I call the chocolate protein powder power smoothie. This shake is SUPER LOW in sugar and is high in healthy fats (avocado and cacao nibs) and high in protein!  To make it even more nutritious, you can even throw in some healthy leafy greens like spinach or arugula. Be bold and fear not! You won’t even taste them in the shake. Very sneaky right? This shake is great for anytime of the day because it is so low in carbohydrates and will help sustain your energy levels and focus with the healthy fats and protein!  Check out this recipe:

Chocolate Protein Power Smoothie

     optional add-ins:

  • 1 handful of spinach (for extra healthy veggies)
  • 1 half an avocado (for extra creaminess)
  • 1 tblsp of cacao nibs (for extra antioxidants & chocolate flavor)

I think you will find this will go a long way in satisfying a sweet tooth and chocolate craving.  Give this recipe a try and tell us what you think about it in the comments below, on Facebook or Twitter. 

As for other options, you can find some yummy sweet teas as well. They usually don’t have sugar or even calories in them, but be sure to always check the label (3 tasty options here: Cinnamon Apple Spice, Caramel Apple, Chocolate Pu-erh).  Let me know if it helps! Thanks for your question, Cesar!  

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