Do you struggle with sugar cravings, Fine Girl Fall? What are you doing to stay healthy during the holiday season?
I’m in recovery for substance use disorder and sugar was my first “go to” when I stopped using. In addition to the other things I’m doing in my recovery program to stay healthy, I’m learning more about HALT. (Hungry Angry Lonely Tired). You don’t have to be in recovery to be affected by this.
Here are two things I’m doing to address the big H.
1. Eat regularly. I started food prepping on Sundays to support myself staying nourished throughout the week- breakfast
lunch, dinner and snacks. So now, I don’t go more than 4-5 hours without eating. This helps to support my moods, avoiding highs and lows that can contribute to cravings.
2. Incorporate protein and fiber to help manage blood sugar. I included quinoa and black beans in my salads as well as easy-to-grab turkey sticks, sliced apples, and RX bars for snacks.
Holidays are here and I suggest creating a sustainable plan of action for yourself that supports your physical and neurological health through nutrition. Meal prep only took an hour.
I’m not a doctor, nutritionist, registered dietitian so please consult your health care provider to create a plan that works for you.