Almost every mum will eventually have a massive sugar craving at some point of our life, and often you will find yourself increasingly craving sweet foods such as muffins, chocolates, brownies and candies.
Breastfeeding mums will especially experience this and some lactation experts attribute it to the fact that your body is telling you that it needs certain foods, and your mind might be misinterpreting it as a sugar craving.
So, what can you do to battle this fondness for sweet goods and optimise your weight loss plans?
Keep calm and relax
Many dieticians have said that part of our sugar binge stems from stress, and we make it up by consuming sugar because it helps to trigger neurotransmitters called opioids that help make us feel good. So, take a breather now and then, and find some activities that relax your mind and soul. Take a long warm bath or a walk in the park to clear up your mind, or simply watch some feel good comedies and laugh away your stress and cravings.
Clear your pantry
Now, this might be a little bit tough for new mums who have older kids. There’s always going to be some kind of snack at home for them to munch on but try your best to clear out your pantry. Fill it up instead with healthy, fresh fruits that contain natural sugar.
Get up and go
Just walk away from any added sugary/processed/junk food that you see. Seems pretty easy right? But cravings are such a strong feeling and the best way is to just get out of the house and go for a walk around the block. You can even call up your girlfriends and have a chat to take your mind off your sweet tooth.
Well if you’re going to eat sweet food anyway, make sure you only take little amounts of it by combining it with fruits. For example, you can dip a banana or strawberry into little servings of melted chocolate so that you get fuller quicker and satisfy your cravings at the same time. Fruits will help you get fuller and stop this constant craving.
Eat complete meals regularly
Again, sugar cravings can be confused with hunger cravings or your body is not getting the correct nutrition – so you need to keep your body wholesomely nourished all the time. When you have the proper nutrition that keeps you healthy and full, the sugar cravings will keep themselves in check throughout the day. Make sure you get a properdiet plan – such as the healthy mummy plan to assist you in your efforts!
Include healthy carbs in your diet plan
Sugar is considered ‘bad’ carbs and you should opt to eat ‘healthy’ carbs such as legumes, wholegrains, beans, nuts and seeds. These healthy carbs are absolutely high in fibre which will play an important role in your weight loss plans. On the Healthy Mummy plans, we include lots of healthy carbs so you feel full for longer and so the plans are easy to stick to
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