What does your body need when you crave sugar?

What does your body need when you crave sugar?

When your body ingests sugar, your blood sugar spikes and your body releases insulin to lower it to a safer level. If the insulin brings your blood sugar level a bit too low, as often happens, your body craves foods that will raise it and increase your energy.

Can I eat dessert and still lose weight?

The truth, experts say, is that you can have your weight loss and eat cake, too -- as long as you "cheat" on your diet the sensible way. Taking away a person's favorite foods can be the death knell to a diet, says David NW.

What is a healthy dessert after dinner?

Plain Yogurt With Vanilla Stevia topped with Dark Chocolate. Yogurt based desserts are a great way to get a ton of nutrients and stay on track. Stir in a teaspoon of cocoa powder with your yogurt to make it chocolatey or top with chocolate chips. I generally buy low sugar yogurts like plain, chobani naturals or siggis.

Is a treat a day OK?

If you control the quantity, you can satisfy your sweet tooth or salty craving every day. “Everyone should allow themselves a daily treat because there is no reason why a 100- or 200-calorie snack can't fit into a healthy diet” says Nashville's nutrition expert, Sarah-Jane Bedwell, RD.

Can one bad meal make you fat?

Many people complain that they gain weight around the holidays, but you'll be happy to know that you can't really gain weight from a single meal or day of overeating.