March 15, 2017
“I often recommend that my clients take a break from social eating — eating with friends or colleagues. The main goal is to give them full authority over their food and meal choices,” says Manhattan-based dietitian Brooke Alpert of the nutrition company B Nutritious. “From the cuisine or restaurant to the timing or [number of] courses, eating solo can help empower people to make the choices that work best for them versus the company they were [forced] to eat with.“
How do these food pros indulge when a craving strikes? Get inspired by their healthy snack ideas.
Think if you don’t have a sweet tooth then you don’t need to worry about how much sugar you’re consuming? Think again. Sugar consumption is at an all time high, with Americans consuming 32 teaspoons of added sugar per day – and it’s not just from the corn syrup in packaged food and soda.
Don’t beat yourself up over breaking your diet—it turns out eating smart isn’t about willpower, but managing hunger hormones that, when overstimulated, can cause the feeling of being a bottomless, insatiable pit. Take these six easy steps to regain balance.
So you’ve decided to dump sugar. Just like with any break-up, you’ll need a plan to get through those first lonely days. One key to survival? Keep the extreme detox short, says Brooke Alpert, registered dietitian and co-author of The Sugar Detox: Lose Weight, Feel Great and Look Years Younger. Her plan recommends a three-day “cold turkey” approach to quitting sugar, followed by a gradual phasing back in of fruits, dairy and other whole foods with naturally occurring sugars.
Step away from the phone, and do this instead the next time you’re tempted to order takeout