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Tips To Help You Beat That 3PM Sugar Craving!

You are at your desk and that dreaded 3pm sugar craving is slowly making it’s way up and out of your body. Soon you will be heading over to the vending machine, popping in your last bit of shrapnel and like a junkie waiting for that sweet, sweet hit to flood through your veins? Pretty much the story and your life, right? It doesn’t need to be this way, girl! Let’s crush those cravings and let’s release ourselves forever! 
Why do we crave food in the afternoon, particularly sugar?
It’s only natural. Your blood sugar levels generally experience this drop around 3pm and it’s important to not fight them off and resist food but replenish your stores to balance them out. Anytime you eat your blood sugar rises however certain foods do a better job of leveling your blood sugar levels at over time, namely slow burning carbohydrates, fats and proteins. Avoiding sugar filled, energy dense, foods like lollies, soft drink and biscuits/cookies and cakes is not only a good choice short term but for long term health. More and more research is making it’s way into the media about the dangers of excessive sugar in our diets. 
http://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/mar/20/sugar-deadly-obesity-epidemic
The idea is not to completely cut out sugar (glucose) from your diet because that would essentially mean no brain function. The last time I checked, you’ll probably need that thing for a few things! The idea is to decrease all those “unncessary sugars” we consume. My 50daysnosugar plan has the guidelines and recipes for you to beat those sugar cravings, lose weight and decrease your cravings. what you can acheive in 50 Days does astound some people but I’m yet to receive an email from ANYONE wanting the kilos that they lost back in the mail. Success I say! 
Put simply, when you decrease your intake of sugar, you decrease your cravings. So rather than toddling off to the vending machine or sending your co-worker off to the shops, why not try these sugar busting bliss balls! 

Ingredients:
Makes 16 small balls 
1/4 cup nut butter
1/4 cup coconut shreds (fine ones)
1/4 cup almond meal
1/4 cup coconut cream 
8 drops of flavoured liquid stevia (I used peppermint for a pep me up hit)
Mix all ingredients together and roll (with wet hands) into small (tablespoon each) balls. 
Whack them in the fridge to harden slightly and then eat. These will last in the fridge for 7-10 days and feel free to experiment with flavours: add lemon, add berries, add cacao. Think of this recipe as the base and add your choice of “flavours”
Enjoy! 
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