How Greens Can Reduce Your Sugar Cravings

Posted April 20, 2016 in greens, sugar cravings, healthy eating, weight loss, sugar, cravings, smoothies, fruit, vegetables

Yes, eating more salads could help get rid of your out of control sugar cravings! 

At one point in my life, I was surviving off of Life cereal, doughnuts, pasta, breadsticks, Pasta-Roni and soft serve ice cream. 

My all carb all sugar diet left me craving sugar all day long. My cravings were caused, in part, by the roller coaster my blood sugar levels were on all day. 

But I was also craving sugar because there was something incredibly important missing from my diet - adequate nutrition.

When your body has inadequate nutrients, you experience cravings. For example, inadequate mineral levels may cause salt cravings. 

Overall inadequate nutrition produces cravings for non-nutritional forms of energy like sugar or caffeine. 

Eating the recommended 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables will help you nourish your body with the nutrients that it needs. 

Here are a few tips for adding more produce into your diet…

  • Add a serving of vegetables to your breakfast. Add spinach to an omelet or tofu scramble. Or think outside the box with breakfast and have a quinoa bowl with leftover roasted vegetables.
  • Prepare fruits and veggies when you get home from the grocery store. As soon as you return home, wash and cut peppers to dip in hummus, prepare mixed greens for easy to throw together salads, massage kale, wash and chop vegetables like asparagus and Brussels sprouts to roast for dinners later in the week. Make eating produce convenient!
  • Use herbs and spices. Forget about eating steamed broccoli. Add olive oil, sea salt, fresh ground pepper and fresh rosemary to sweet potatoes before you roast them. Spices and herbs will change the way that you feel about vegetables.
  • Make smoothies. Smoothies are a great way to sneak in a few servings of fruits or vegetables. Get four of my favorite smoothie recipes here -->
  • Buy frozen fruits and vegetables. This will help you save money on produce that is not in season. 
  • Drink your greens. I drink a greens drink every day to make sure I'm getting plenty of nutrients and antioxidants. The one I drink has a delicious berry flavor, so it doesn't have the grassy taste that many green drinks have. It's a powder that you add to water, so it's super convenient. You can check it out here -->

How can you add 2-3 more servings of fruits or vegetables into you diet?

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