How to Curb Sugar Cravings for Halloween

Published October 19th, 2021 by Dr. Daner

We are quickly approaching the last quarter of the year, which means cooler weather (hopefully), football season, and all of our favorite holidays. We all love the fall/winter holidays, as we get to see family, friends, celebrate, and eat a bunch of great food! First up is Halloween, which is always a challenge because of all the candy! Everywhere you look during this time of year, everywhere you go, you are faced with temptation. While it is generally ok to enjoy everything in moderation, it is really important for your health to try and stay away from sugar as much as humanly possible. 

Sugar is one of the most inflammatory things you can put into your body. We all want to be our healthiest, so it is important to try and really limit your intake. When we have a craving for sweets, we reach for something like candy, cakes, and cookies. These are all high in both fat and sugar. Instead of reaching for one of these, I would suggest going for fruit instead. Berries are a GREAT sugar substitute, as they are sweet, delicious, and easy to eat. For most people, there is really no limit on how much fruit you can eat. (There are exceptions, such as diabetics or people with other metabolic issues - check with your doctor if not sure). Dark chocolate (at least 70%) is a good substitute as well but only in moderation. Greek yogurt is another great option, as it is high in protein and generally low in fat and sugar. You can find “candy” that has no sugar, but rather some kind of healthy sweetener. These are ok as well. 

An underrated sugar substitute is to start working out and exercising more. This may sound odd. However, studies have shown that when an individual starts getting healthier by exercising, their body actually craves healthier foods. No one craves a piece of caramel after a great run! 

This is a challenging time of year for food cravings, but there are things you can do to help yourself avoid them and stay healthy! To learn more about how Markson Chiropractic can help you on your journey to a healthier life click here to contact us.

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