October 25, 2023
Halloween is right around the corner and THE CRAVINGS ARE REAL! It’s hard to walk away from a bowl full of Halloween candy right??!! But we’ve got you covered. In this article, we are sharing our secret for curbing those sugar cravings. But first, a quick primer on why you get cravings in the first place.
When you eat sugar and processed foods, your blood sugar spikes. This gives you a rapid boost in energy and an equally quick crash. You probably know what this feels like; headaches, fatigue, endless hunger and of course, sugar cravings. As a result, you may turn to some type of sugary answer. And so the blood sugar roller coaster starts again.
How can you prevent this? It’s easy: make sure that all your meals have some protein, fat and fibre. Protein, fat and fibre all help to slow digestion and gradually release glucose into the bloodstream. This results in a gradual rise in blood sugar levels, preventing the rapid spikes and crashes that trigger sugar cravings. These nutrients also help to fill you up more, reducing the urge to snack on sugary treats. What does this look like on a plate? Here are some of our go-to meals:
And if you think you can’t indulge this Halloween just because you want to stay on track with your goals, think again! Here's one of our favourite candy bar recipes that's not only simple to prepare but also loaded with protein, fiber, and healthy fats. With this treat in hand, you’ll breeze by that bowl of Halloween candy without a second glance!
Guilt-Free Raw Candy Bar
Want more recipes like this? Take a look at our meal guides. These comprehensive guides were put together by our expert coaches and nutritionists and are your ultimate resource for eating well. The recipes in these guides will nourish your body and keep you satiated so that you feel your best both during workouts and in your everyday life. When you are giving your body foods that make you feel good, your body will start to crave those foods instead of the sugar and processed carbs. Give your body what it deserves and it will give back to you.
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