We ex­plain the sci­ence be­hind crav­ings and strate­gies to help you tame your sweet tooth

Healthy Food Guide (Australia) - - CONTENTS -

Why is it that af­ter eat­ing a per­fectly sat­is­fy­ing meal we of­ten fancy some­thing sweet? An ex­tra piece of toast with jam af­ter break­fast, a bis­cuit af­ter lunch, or choco­late, ice cream and sweets af­ter din­ner.

Crav­ing sugar when you don’t need to eat can be con­trolled, ac­cord­ing to emerg­ing re­search. The an­swer lies in your choice of foods at main meals, plus tweak­ing your be­hav­iour when you’re around food.

Try th­ese six strate­gies to beat be­tween-meal munchies and curb sugar crav­ings. In a few weeks you can re­train your brain and taste buds to think about food in a health­ier way.

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