How to eat your dessert?


𝐖𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐰𝐚𝐲 𝐭𝐨 𝐞𝐚𝐭 𝐚 𝐝𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐭: Eating a dessert and then feeling guilty for it and compensating by skipping a meal or exercising more.


𝐑𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐲 𝐭𝐨 𝐞𝐚𝐭 𝐚 𝐝𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐭: Enjoying a dessert without guilt, savoring its taste into mouth and feeling satisfied with a controlled portion.


𝐖𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐡 𝐰𝐚𝐲 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐬𝐞???


There is no need to be guilty if you enjoy dessert/sweet once in a while. Cravings for sweet can be handled in a right way too. Food should be enjoyed while eating and not gulped down to fill up the stomach.


If your cravings have been increased lately, it should be corrected with expert Nutritionist guidance.


Cause of food cravings:

1. Fat gain

2. Emotional stress

3. Lack of protein in diet

4. Dehydration

5. FAD dieting

6. Nutritional deficiency


How to handle food cravings:

1. Diverting or engaging mind in other activity.

2. Avoiding long gaps between meals.

3. Controlling portions of food you are craving for. (For some people completely avoiding the food actually makes things worse.)

4. Replacing cravings with more nutritious food. Eg. Natural sugars like fig, date or black raisins than processed sweets.

Nutritionist Meena Acharekar Sharma , Pune