Have you been craving more and more sugary snacks lately? As winter wears on and wears us out we often find ourselves succumbing to a decrease in serotonin levels. The feel good hormone. A quick way to boost this all important hormone, sugar. Which is why, as the cold seems to go on an increase in cookies, candy and sugary snacks tend to creep in to our daily diets. What starts out as an occasional snack, becomes a must have and before you know it, you are not eating your number and the pounds start to creep up At the same time your sweet taste bud begins to get misaligned and the fruit that would normally satiate does not seem sweet enough. If this is the pattern that this past winter had lead you to, take the steps to realign yourself, your number and your waist line.
First: recognize your pattern – Are you having the cookie out of habit or because you really want it? Remember, this is your life that you are creating and cookies definitely have a place in creating a Life in Synergy, but, if they are making you feel bad or overshoot your number then they are not adding.
Second: replace and renew – Instead of going for the cookie have a piece of fruit after your meal. Slice an apple and add a dusting of cinnamon and sugar, this will transition your overstimulated sweet taste bud back to its regular state.
Third: get some sun – A great way to shift your mood is with a good old fashioned dose of Vitamin D straight from its natural source, the sun. With the sun staying up almost to 7pm, use the […]