Controlling Your Holiday Sweet Tooth

I have always had a sweet tooth, for as long as I can remember! As much as I try to control my sweet habits, the holidays seems to creep in and treats are all around me. I will admit that I have been known to let it go during the holidays and not worry so much about my sweet intake, however recently, I have tried to maintain some control as diabetes does run in the family and I also try to remind myself what it feels like in January to start off the New Year even further behind than I was at the beginning of December as far as my health goes. I also know that keeping an equal blood sugar level is also important for your mood and health in general.

Here are my tips for controlling your holiday sweet tooth:

  1. DRINKS – opt-in for a healthier drink like cranberry juice and soda water, instead of straight juice or pop.
  2. FRUIT – load up on FRUIT as it is nature’s candy and can help your body balance out those sweet cravings in a much healthier way.
  3. BAKING – If you are like me and love to bake, FREEZE your baking as soon as it is done (and has cooled) so that you remove the temptation to nibble. While you are doing the baking, chew a piece of gum to distract your taste buds from tempting you into wanting to lick the spoon!

If you would like a low sugar baked treat option, be sure to check out my Low Sugar Banana Muffins!

Do you have any tips for controlling your holiday sweet tooth?


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23 Responses to Controlling Your Holiday Sweet Tooth

  1. kristen visser says:

    I definitely need to eat more fruit and less sweets. I have such a sweet tooth and sometimes while eating something its like i cant stop and go back for another piece or another cookie or cupcake. I like the idea of chewing gum while baking. i think that would really help me!

  2. kristen visser says:

    I definitely need to eat more fruit and less sweets. I have such a sweet tooth and sometimes while eating something its like i cant stop and go back for another piece or another cookie or cupcake. I like the idea of chewing gum while baking. i think that would really help me!

  3. Christine O'Connor says:

    what controls the salty tooth im bad for them

  4. Cheryl says:

    I find it so hard to stay away from all the yummies over the holidays!! Thanks for the tips 🙂

  5. Cheryl says:

    I find it so hard to stay away from all the yummies over the holidays!! Thanks for the tips 🙂

  6. kathy downey says:

    Those are great tips………but i am so weak!!!!!!!!!

  7. kathy downey says:

    Those are great tips………but i am so weak!!!!!!!!!

  8. Darlene Schuller says:

    I absolutely find fruit helps!! Especially sweeter melons. Great tips thank you so much.

  9. Christine O'Connor says:

    Sometimes I eat it frozen lol

  10. Christine O'Connor says:

    Sometimes I eat it frozen lol

  11. Lynda Cook says:

    I’m having such a hard time right now, I’m on weight watchers but because everywhere I go someone has goodies, I have caved, I’m hoping I can get back on track after the holidays, right now I’m paying a lot of money to gain weight, grrrrrr

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  13. Darlene Schuller says:

    I rarely get a sweet tooth but when I do look out!! I love fruit and keep tons on hand. It’s not difficult for me to avoid sweets, yet.

  14. Darlene Schuller says:

    I rarely get a sweet tooth but when I do look out!! I love fruit and keep tons on hand. It’s not difficult for me to avoid sweets, yet.

  15. Tara Gauthier says:

    That’s a great idea to freeze baking as soon as it’s done. We do this already with our favorite Holiday chocolate, After eights since they taste better frozen and aren’t as accessible. I have frozen baking in the past so will have to do it again next year!

  16. kathy downey says:

    Its so hard to stop your hand from reaching for that heavenly creamcheese tart…

  17. Debbie White-Beattie says:

    This sounds great but how do I curve my sweet tooth the rest of the year. lol

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