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The Super Sweet Tooth!

Posted by Nancy Clark RD CSSD on Jan 8, 2009 2:28:07 PM

“I have a SUPER sweet tooth. I am all about sugar…” writes a blogger on the Rookie Runners page. Many active people think cravings for sweets are a personality quirk. Not necessarily.


Sweet cravings are preventable.They are a sign you have gotten too hungry and your body is screaming at your for some quick energy. The solution is to eat double at breakfast and lunch (you won’t be overeating; you’ll just be trading the calories from sweets into quality food). You'll discover your sweet cravings disappear. If this turns out to be too much food, you will simply be less hungry at dinner and will eat a lighter meal. Might sound scary, but give it a try.


Both my Sports Nutrition Guidebook and my Food Guide for Marathoners: Tips for Everyday Champions offer info on how to manage snack attacks and cravings for sweets.


Have fun experimenting with bigger meals, smaller snacks.



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