Many of us have a sweet tooth but you don't have to do without candy completely if you're trying to lose weight - you may however need to change your attitude to sweets.
Read On for our 7 tips to help change your attitude to candy, choclates and sweets.
Try these tips to curb your sweet tooth: 1. Stop thinking of candy as food. They are edible obviously but they're certainly not meant to be a meal. Perhaps view a small quantity as a weekly treat or reward. 2. Avoid eating candy if you're hungry - eat real nutritious food instead. 3. Don't eat sweets from the packet - you'll end up eating too much. Use a tiny dish or saucer and allow yourself just a small quantity. 4. Eat your lollies slowly - see how long each can last in your mouth. Savour the taste and only reach for the next when the taste of the previous one is disappearing. 5. Choose sweets that last. Two pieces of hard boiled candy can last for ages and satisfy your sweet tooth. 6. Consider sugar free candy. You should still only have a small portion though a) to lessen your sweet habit and b) because excessive amounts of some artificial sweeteners have a laxative effect. 7. Find natural alternatives like berries, mandarins, honey sweetened tea.
Are there any tips you have for keeping your sweet cravings in check? Share your suggestions in the comments section below.