SWEETS and my 3 secret to getting my cravings under control.

Ok heres the deal, I have a serious issue with sweets. I just can’t get enough, I cant stop. When we were in Florida I ate a whole key lime pie from Dolly’s. A whole pie. 

I have to do something about it. I have to get this whole sugar craving thing under control. You hear me? I know my mom does (I do blame this issue on genes, her genes. My grandfather was Italian and ALL about the sweets, all about food really, but those Melchionne’s sure love their sweets)

I have to break this mold so I did some research. I don't want to cut sweets out. I don't want to go on a diet. I just need to manage the issue. 

I narrowed it down to my three favorite tips to help me with my little issue:

1) GUM: Thats right guys, a little water and some gum have been my go to. When we road trip I always make sure I have a packet of gum with us. I would rather chew a few pieces than down a bag of Doritos between rest stops. It gives my mouth something to do and distracts me from my need to consume cookies. Great for around the office or on long drives. 

2) FRUIT: Again when that craving hits or 4:00PM or 9 at night just before bed and I have to have something sweet, I have been reaching for an apple, banana or some sugar snap peas (so good). Packed with fiber and some nutrients (to to mention natural sugar) they are far less processed than a snickers bar they have been a delightful substitute to candy candy candy. 

3) EAT REGULARLY: With my work schedule sometimes I go hours with out eating and then gorge myself on a whole pizza and brownie the size of my palm. This is so bad for you!!! Eating smaller meals more regularly has been proven to be more effective in hunger cravings. Try four smaller meals throughout the day with some light (maybe fruit or mixed nuts) snacking through out the day. 

So if you're anything like me, I hope this will help you with those mid-winter-oh-Ill-bake-some-brownies blues or those cravings for sweet that you just can't seem to get a handle on.

(Check out more helpful hints from this awesome source, Web MD : http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/13-ways-to-fight-sugar-cravings#1 )