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If you want to look good for the holidays, before which it is less than a month, but are aware that it is already unrealistic to be in time, even if you "die" in the simulator, there is one easier way. You need to "tie up" with simple carbohydrates, that is, sweets. And this will already have an effect. But it's easy to say - quit with sweets!
So sugar. Sugar increases appetite, harms the figure and can even lead to the development of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Nevertheless, we love sweets very much and sometimes we cannot resist a bar of our favorite chocolate before going to bed.
It is difficult to give up your favorite desserts, but you can: there are several life hacks that will help reduce your dependence on sweets. Using these simple methods every day, you can eventually get rid of the "sugar cap".
Why are we drawn to sweets?
Sugar is a fast carbohydrate. Our body needs them as the main source of energy. However, when too much carbohydrate is ingested, it can lead to health problems. If you eat a lot of sweets for a long time, the body will synthesize fat, which is deposited in the subcutaneous tissue or in the internal organs (with type 2 diabetes or metabolic syndrome). In this case, we will not receive any stop signal from the body. On the contrary, light carbohydrates will further irritate the pancreas, which will release more insulin. And the hormone, in turn, will again require glucose. In addition, sweets stimulate pleasure receptors in our brain, which is another reason for addiction. Fortunately, there are ways to deal with it.
1. Of all drinks, give preference to water
First, when the body lacks fluids, it gives us a signal that we often confuse with hunger. Secondly, store-bought drinks contain a lot of sugar - be it cold fruit tea or "natural" juice from a bag. The more often you quench your thirst with plain water, the less harmful drinks will remain in your diet. Try to provide yourself with supplies: always have a bottle of water in your purse and a full cooler in your office. Of course, this tip doesn't mean skipping cocktails, smoothies, or teas altogether - just make them yourself with no added sugar.
2. Add foods high in protein, healthy fats and fiber to your diet
They will help slow the release of sugar and thus prolong the feeling of fullness. Choose oatmeal with almonds for breakfast, and white meat (turkey or chicken) with a vegetable garnish for lunch. For a snack, you can use avocados, nuts, seeds - they contain healthy monounsaturated fats. It is also recommended to add foods containing Omega 3, 6 and 9 acids to the diet. But simple carbohydrates should be avoided: they cause a rapid rise in blood sugar and an equally rapid decrease. As soon as you are full, you will feel hungry again.
3. Fall in love with spices, aromatic herbs and herbs
Cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, and ginger are very healthy spices. They will not only give the dishes a magical aroma, but also help to deceive the brain, which will mistake the familiar smells of desserts for the sweets themselves. Cinnamon is especially relevant in this regard, it is able to regulate blood sugar levels. Greens and aromatic herbs also help to tame sugar cravings. Plus, the seasonings make the food taste richer.
4. Switch to healthy sweeteners
You can pamper yourself without negative consequences with the help of dried fruits, nuts, maple syrup, marmalade - most importantly, do not get carried away.Fresh fruits in small quantities are also welcome: in addition to sugars, they contain fiber and pectin, which slow down and reduce the absorption of glucose, and they also contain useful vitamins and minerals. However, don't forget about moderation. If at first it will be difficult to reduce sugar in the diet, you can make a small supply of sweets with fructose - they are sold in almost all supermarkets.
5. Try the so-called functional food
You may have already heard of this 21st century food. We are talking about balanced cocktails, which mix and contain everything the body needs: from vitamins and fiber to carbohydrates, proteins and peptides. In fact, this is a full-fledged diet that can be safely included in the diet and not suffer from two extremes: either from the fact that you want to eat and desperately want sweets, or from the shame that you still fell out. Such food is still a novelty for some. But cocktails are absolutely safe and very healthy. They are suitable even for people with 1 and 2 degrees of diabetes, because they do not contain sugar, gluten, sugar substitutes.
There are also producers of such food in our country. This is PRANA food. The product was created by Russian scientists under the guidance of the renowned biochemist Yakov Marshak. Each cocktail contains a complex of proteins, amino acids, essential fatty acids, phospholipids, vitamins and minerals.
All components are derived from plant-based products. The elements of the cocktail interact in a special way and have a beneficial effect on the body. In particular, they suppress bursts of overeating, reduce appetite, cleanse the digestive system and balance sugar levels. The cocktail provides the body with all the necessary vitamins and elements, heals the intestines and improves immunity.
One portion of PRANA food can replace breakfast, lunch or dinner.
The cocktail quickly satisfies the feeling of hunger and keeps the body in good shape. It is important that there are no sugar, gluten, dyes or preservatives in the cocktail. For all its useful qualities, this product is also delicious! There are 14 different types in the line, for example, strawberry, chocolate, coffee and so on.
In order for the process of giving up sugar to be successful, everything must be done gradually, otherwise nervous breakdowns and sudden raids on the nearest pastry shop cannot be avoided. The main thing, remember - if you manage to reduce the presence of sweets in the diet, the body will thank you very much.
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