Recently I confessed to you that I need to get off the holiday sugar train. Okay, fair enough, it is nearly the end of January, but…… Based on an article that popped up again in my news feed, I was reminded why it can be hard to break the habit!
Researchers at the Yale School of Medicine have found that when blood sugar drops, even by small amounts, sweet treats look even more appealing to us. This was a very small study and needs to be replicated by others, but the findings are not surprising. Add to this to the fact that our environment—where we live, work, and play—is full of sweet temptation, it is no shock that it is hard for us to make healthful food choices.
What can you do?
- Join us on the Nutrition Challenge where we will focus on one meal at a time, over 7 weeks, to eat more nutrient dense foods for 85% of meals. By doing so, the goal is satisfy the body and brain need for nutrients and fuel and reduce the desire and attractiveness of sugary sweets.
- Perhaps your goals are different and not related to sweets. Great! The choice is yours in this challenge!
- RX or scaled divisions depending on your goals and no specific daily food targets to hit aside from those you set for yourself! Mindfulness while eating can be one tool to assist you in the challenge.
- You can earn points for your Open Team!
- One correction from my blog last week, the test-in will be Sunday, February 4, 2018, 8:00 am and 10:00 am.
Flyers with more details will be available at BIG this coming week. I look forward to seeing you Sunday, February 4!
Happy and healthful eating,
Donna G. Pertel, MEd, RD, LDN
Looking to set new nutrition goals in 2018? Join the nutrition challenge and dig in!