Get your sugar fix minus the calories

Alpa Momaya

April 7, 2021

Sugar is the new fat, say doctors and scientists. New research establishes how it leads to obesity, poor heart health and increased risk of diabetes and has also been linked to certain cancers. What is scarier is the fact that it is addictive in nature. Good news is that you can safely indulge your sweet cravings by controlling portions and simple tricks to fool satiety centres in the brain.

Keep it to a bite

When you are craving ice-cream even a teaspoon full will satisfy you. The idea is to eat sweet but in controlled portions. suggests never breach the 150-calorie threshold when it comes to sweets.

Pick fruit not cake

Natural sugars in fruit will indulge your sweet tooth without burdening your system with calories and in addition indulge your health with goodness of fiber and essential nutrients.

Chew gum

The motion of mastication fools the brain into believing that you are eating food when you are only chewing on a gum.

Walk it out

Take a short walk; it will take your mind off sugar.

About the Author

As the holder of a Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics from the University of Mumbai, Alpa Momaya has always understood the value of good nutrition in an individual's life. She is a Registered Nutritional Practitioner (Canada) with over 15 years of experience in the field. Specializing in Clinical Nutrition, Pre & Post Natal Diets, and Weight Management, Alpa found her calling as a Sr. Nutritionist with HealthifyMe. Alpa's love for cooking and good nutrition has seen her contribute several recipes to the HealthifyMe database over the years. Additionally, she takes a keen interest in reading and painting.

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