It happens to the best of us — we say one little treat, then we end up devouring a sleeve of cookies and instantly regretting it. If we could turn back time, we’d take back many-a-decisions… but things aren’t that simple.
Here are a few of my tried-and-true ways to bounce back after that slice of cake wins the temptation game:
- Get up and get moving! Those calories have been consumed, but don’t let that ruin your day. Go for a run this afternoon, take a long walk around the block, or turn on YouTube and find a good workout video. You’ll feel great afterward, and may even forget about that slice of cake altogether.
- Drink some water. It can help keep you more alert to fight that sugar crash and also help flush out some of that extra sugar. Coincidentally, next time you feel a sugar craving come on, try this trick before you reach for the sugar. You’ll be amazed how a tall glass of water can take a craving away.
- Avoid carbs but eat a higher protein snack after, because that sugar won’t fill you up. Avoiding carbs will help you not spike your blood sugar even more, and by having a higher protein snack, you can ensure you will feel full longer.
What’s that one food you struggle with saying no to?