This is Divya from Take Diversion. It gives me great pleasure to blog on behalf of RE-FIT, Take Diversion’s sporty and fun workout program. Over the coming weeks and months I will share with you knowledge and information on various aspects of fitness, fun, food and wellness.
A bit about me, I am a wellness and clinical nutritionist with years of experience in fitness, nutrition and just living life in a healthy way. This being my first blog, “Kuchh Meetha Ho Jaye”, I thought I’d go sweet on my readers and talk a bit about sugar cravings.
Sugar for thought! Imagine it is 4pm in the afternoon, and you are starting to search for something at home or at the office pantry for something sweet. You feel this sudden urge to eat something sweet to up your energy levels, like a snack or a sweet coffee/ tea.
We all know about the negative effects of sugars and what it does to us, the list keeps growing: weight gain, higher blood pressure, higher cholesterol levels and a whole lot more. Yet we find a reason to justify our sweet crimes.
There is a lot of sensible research out there that tells us, sugar cravings is addictive, it stimulates the pleasure centers of our brain just like a drug and leads to withdrawals and cravings.
We all know artificial sugar is bad for our health, and we can insure ourselves in the longer run by just eating healthy and staying fit. Why pay truckloads of money in your 40s to hospitals and doctors to cure your diseases when you can get on the path of self-healing and live life to the fullest?
So here is a five point program you can try and follow to quit your addiction to “sugar”
- Un-Crave: Have a fruit like a boss when you find the urge to eat something sweet
- “Say No”: Avoid snacks that have artificial sugar but are labeled “no sugar”
- Cleanse: Clean your house of all sugary snacks to avoid temptation. Remember, if you have kids at home, this is a great start to avoid child obesity.
- Mind Over Matter: Find a way to divert your attention when you get a craving. Mind your craving, take a healthy diversion from it and stay focused
- Magnesium Mantra: Researches shows that if your magnesium levels are low, you tend to crave for more sweets. Consume more greens, tofu, legumes and nuts in your day to day diet.
And then there is RE-FIT. Talk to us (044-6565-4654) about how we can tailor a fitness program just for you based on your lifestyle.
Until my next blog, this is Divya signing-out. Stay Fit and Stay Happy.