Eat– for Good Health

Janice and I want to share our three easy ways to beat sugar cravings.  First, start out your day with a high protein breakfast.   A couple of eggs  (or one egg with an egg white) with a crispy (fat drained on a paper towel)  strip of bacon (or a few avocado slices) will halve sugar cravings.  Protein helps prevent blood-sugar swings that trigger cravings.

Remember these sneaky, surprising saboteurs that rev sugar cravings– lots of sugar lurks in salad dressings, barbecue sauce, and ketchup.  Read product labels and avoid anything packed with ingredients ending in -ose.  Glucose, fructose, dextrose, lactose and maltose are sugar.

Second, stick to a schedule for eating.  Skipping meals or eating on the run can deprive your brain and body of fuel, setting you up to crave starchy or sugary products.  Third, outsmart a craving with a catnap.  If you are tired, you might have a temporary craving but can be rid of it after a 15-minute catnap.


11 thoughts on “Eat– for Good Health

  1. Kathleen Rowland

    Pinky, it probably took you about three or four weeks on the Gold Standard plan to feel comfortable and not hungry. Was this the case with you?

  2. Pinky Heatherton

    Kathleen, for me I was okay after a week. During the first week I missed going to the vending machine about four in the afternoon for peanut M&Ms. It took awhile to start looking forward to an apple instead. Honestly, now I do. I start thinking about that apple.

  3. Rachel Goldberg

    Pinky, I enjoy plain yogurt mixed with my own fruit as an afternoon snack. An apple would be easier, though! Is it enough?

  4. Have to share something– my friend who recently had (more than six procedures in the last several months) is on an eating binge. She and her husband go out for pancakes every single morning. Sadly this sets her blood sugar at a high level, and the rest of her eating does downhill (rather uphill) from there. Tomorrow I’m driving down to Dana Point to have lunch with them, and I intend to help her in some way.

  5. Rachel Goldberg

    Kathleen, you said she had lipo. Such a shame that she’s out of control. I wonder if her husband is uncomfortable with how cute she could look.

  6. Kathleen Rowland

    Rachel, I was thinking the exact same thing. He is steering her toward pancakes– blueberry, chocolate chip, and today a new kind– bacon-corn pancakes. Yikes.

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