Conquer Your Cravings
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Treat Yourself Guilt-Free
Research repeatedly shows that, in moderation, sweets can fit in a healthful diabetes meal plan. And when it comes to control, people who give themselves permission to enjoy some treats seem to crave them less.
"It's amazing how many type 2s are eating sweets but think they shouldn't," says Linda M. Delahanty, R.D., director of nutrition and behavioral research at the Diabetes Center at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. "So they just trade cravings for guilt."
Cravings can happen anywhere, any time of year, and often when you're least expecting them. We'll show you how to fend them off in three circumstances: daily, before a food-focused event, and when tempting foods stare you in the face. Practice these tips, and at your next party you'll have more control over the cake and your blood glucose, too.
"It's important to learn when and how to give in, and when it's better to distract yourself," Delahanty says. Here's how.