Yoram Yasur Abt asks:
With 4 calories per gram, refined sugar is considered today as a highly addictive food that, in addition to not contributing to nutritional level, increases the risks of obesity, cell aging and heart problems. If you are one of those who cannot resist sugar, Yoram Yasur Abt gives you 5 effective tips that will help you achieve it.
1. Choose carefully:
If summer suddenly comes and you die for a cream ice cream, eating it is not a huge mistake. And if, for example, winter came and would like to try a chocolate cake is not a mortal sin. Now, this does not mean that you have to overeat simply because “it’s the season” and then you do not get it. You can indulge yourself once in a while as long as you control the portions.
2. Do not go hungry is key:
A balanced diet that includes varied, organic and nutritious foods is the fertile ground for sowing good eating habits. Yoram Yasur Abt: “Remember to incorporate snacks between meals so you do not reach the main meal hour with too much hunger”. This way you will avoid sudden rises and falls of sugar that encourage the excessive consumption of foods not recommended and, generally, sweet.
3. “Cravings” are not always related to sugar:
Before you fall into the temptation of that pudding with white chocolate ask yourself if you really are hungry. Many times, we often confuse dehydration with hunger and end up eating other when a glass of water was enough. If you want to transform your water to make it more enjoyable you can add some spices and even a few pieces of fruit. In case you detect that you really want to consume something sweet, try a small piece of pure dark chocolate, a fruit or a low-fat yogurt.
4. Do not obsess:
If on a special occasion you ate some sweet that contained refined sugar, do not worry. You do not have to feel bad about it. Just remember that the next time you eat it is best to check that you are hungry and that what you are going to eat really does contribute from a nutritional point of view.
The ideal is always to find a balance. An overly strict diet will only lead us to the opposite path to which we want to be.
Yoram Yasur Abt: “Also remembers the importance of knowing how to recognize sugar, since it is often undermined in terms that are unknown to us such as sucrose, maltose and dextrose. We hope you find these tips useful and that you take them into account in your daily life”.