AFTERNOON CRAVING

Why do I seek dessert during the afternoon?

Is it a habit; Anatural reaction of the body or something caused by wrong dietary choices?

 

The following explanations might possibly solve this concern:

  1. Skipping meals during the day. By doing that, the sugar levels drop by a lot during the afternoon, resulting in you feeling hypoglycemic and desperate for sweets.
  2. Lack of fruit consumption.. This deprives the body of it’s main fuel, glucose. And how does the body react to that? By seeking glucose in a delicious – fat full – chocolate or sweet.

 

Recommended afternoon sweets:

  • fruit salad with honey and nuts
  • cereal bar with fruits
  • small pastels
  • tahini halva and nuts
  • yogurt with dessert
  • light jelly with bits of fruit
  • roasted fruits, peel the skin and seeds from various fruits of your choice, pour 1 teaspoon of liqueur over them, sprinkle them with 1 teaspoon of brown sugar (or aspartame or fructose) and some cinnamon, then bake at medium temperature in the oven for 40 minutes.
  • grilled banana with a little bit of cinnamon, which by itself has sweet taste. We can pair it with 1 scoop of ice cream
  • grilled pineapple with a bit of rum and walnuts – a very nutritious snack
  • yogurt ice cream, made very easily by mashing fruits and placing them in a cup of yogurt, stirring them until creamy and putting them in the freezer until frozen
  • rice pudding from skimmed or semi-skimmed milk

 

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