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“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. www.nancyclarkrd.com.

 

Have fun experimenting with bigger meals, smaller snacks.

 

Nancy

www.nancyclarkrd.com

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Nancy Clark RD CSSD

Nancy Clark RD CSSD

Member since: Jul 8, 2007

Hi! I specialize in nutrition for exercise, and help active people figure out how to manage food, weight, exercise, energy and enjoyment of eating. Let me know if you have any questions!

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