How to Balance That Holiday Sweet Tooth!

Has that sweet tooth been giving you those dreaded pangs for something incredibly sweet this holiday season? Don’t worry! We are here to tell you how to show that tooth who is BOSS and “just say no!”

1.       Keep a well-balanced diet. This can help calm your cravings! Vegetables like our beloved greens can help keep cravings at bay.

Source: https://www.legsmart.com/blogs/healthwellness/7595799-the-importance-of-a-balanced-diet

Source: https://www.legsmart.com/blogs/healthwellness/7595799-the-importance-of-a-balanced-diet

2.       Have protein with each meal or snack. A lean protein, nut or cheese can help balance your blood sugar and avoid that dreaded sugar crash.

Source: http://www.rawl.net/recipes/shrimp-pico.aspx

Source: http://www.rawl.net/recipes/shrimp-pico.aspx

3.       Trade in the typical sandwich-bread style foods or wraps for a bed of greens! Ditching a wrap and placing the contents over greens can instantly slash 200 calories from your meal, the amount in four large candy canes.     

Source: http://www.rawl.net/recipes/kale-teriyaki-chicken-salad.aspx

Source: http://www.rawl.net/recipes/kale-teriyaki-chicken-salad.aspx

4.       Trade in the high carb goodies like cookies, cakes or bagels for smoothie made with fresh greens. A nutritious breakfast can set you up for a whole day of healthy eating.  Remember: Breakfast is the most important meal of your day! 

Source: https://www.reference.com/health/teeth-hurt-eat-sweets-da7d16e340f2d27Credit: Andrew Olney OJO Images Getty Images

Source: https://www.reference.com/health/teeth-hurt-eat-sweets-da7d16e340f2d27Credit: Andrew Olney OJO Images Getty Images

Saying “NO” to sweets may be hard – but it will definitely be worth the effort! You can keep sweetness in your life, but try it in other forms… a sweet kitty, a good book or a cuddly baby. 

Christine Jackson

Christine is the Marketing Manger for WP Rawl. She loves to spend time with her growing family, is a morning kale smoothie lover, and secretly wishes she could be Jennifer Lopez's body double.