26 Weeks to Change – Day 20: Awesome Workout + Cure for Sugar Cravings?!?

I've finally discovered the secret to help me beat evening sugar cravings...

I’ve finally discovered the secret to help me beat evening sugar cravings…

Today’s Workout:

My workout today left me feeling calm, zen, and prepared for the rest of the day.  I definitely think I need to incorporate yoga at the end of my morning sessions as that’s exactly how I want to feel when I go to work everyday!

Now on to the really wonderful thing I discovered when I made dinner tonight…

Backstory

I’ve been struggling with some serious sugar cravings all week between about 5:30-9p.m.

I mean, for the past four days I simply haven’t felt totally in control of myself during this time and have been using peanut butter to calm the cravings.  (Not the best choice, but better than eating cake!)

Back to beating sugar cravings

Anyway, I got home about 5:15 p.m. today and decided to make another salad for dinner, but wanted it to be quick as I was really hungry.  With that in mind I drained and rinsed some chickpeas (garbanzo beans) and measured out 1/2 C. as my protein, chopped a few handfuls of mixed greens, and grated two medium-sized carrots on a box grater, added 2 Tbsp. Ocean Spray 50% Less Sugar Craisins , 2 Tbsp. feta cheese, and 2 Tbsp. Walden Farms: Pear & White Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing.  In total, this took me like ten minutes to prepare, which was perfect.

I ate around 6 p.m. and was really satisfied.

It’s now around 10 p.m. and I’ve spent the rest of my evening doing things around the house, etc. and guess what???

I have not been hit with an insane sugar craving at all this evening!

I’m so happy I could shout!

This is yet another game changer in my quest to a healthy, satisfying and nutritious eating plan that I can actually stick to.

So happy just had to share – raw carrots will definitely be a part of my evening meals in some way shape or form from here on out (I loathe cooked carrots).

Ciao until tomorrow!

 
photo credit: chotda via photopin cc