By Fit3 Head Coach Tina Van Horn
Lately my sweet tooth has gotten a little out of control, mostly because I cannot resist cereal. From bran flakes to everyone’s favorite box of colorful marshmallows, cereal is my weakness. As long as I don’t get started on it, I am good. But, once I grab a handful, there is a 99.9% chance that it’s going to lead to what probably totals three servings or more. Once the craving is triggered, I am in trouble.
Not only do I regret my choices 30 minutes later, but I feel lousy too. The blood sugar/insulin spiral makes me really grumpy and fatigued. Hello, sugar coma!
No Sweets Week
I have personally declared this a “No Sweets Week.” I’ve managed so far, even said no to a chocolate candy from Tom, but the next few months are very sugar-oriented! I challenge YOU to join me and try to really cut back on your sugar intake this week. Luckily, a Reliv shake can help!
- Avoid your trigger foods (For me, those are cereal, ice cream and cookies). You know what your triggers are.
- Establish an immediate consequence. I only allow myself ice cream if I do 25 burpees afterward.
- Drink more water.
- Drink a Reliv shake to curb your craving.
It may sound hard, because it is hard. Sugar is addictive and comes as such a strong craving, but here at Reliv we are in this together and we can beat those cravings as a team!
Today, if some sweetened calorie bomb is calling your name, don’t forget the above strategies to keep you on track!