How to eat your dessert?

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๐–๐ซ๐จ๐ง๐  ๐ฐ๐š๐ฒ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ž๐š๐ญ ๐š ๐๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ž๐ซ๐ญ: Eating a dessert and then feeling guilty for it and compensating by skipping a meal or exercising more.

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๐‘๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ ๐ฐ๐š๐ฒ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ž๐š๐ญ ๐š ๐๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ž๐ซ๐ญ: Enjoying a dessert without guilt, savoring its taste into mouth and feeling satisfied with a controlled portion.

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๐–๐ก๐ข๐œ๐ก ๐ฐ๐š๐ฒ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐œ๐ก๐จ๐จ๐ฌ๐ž???

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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.

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

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Cause of food cravings:

1. Fat gain

2. Emotional stress

3. Lack of protein in diet

4. Dehydration

5. FAD dieting

6. Nutritional deficiency

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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