When clients nibble on pistachios, they slow down and eat more consciously, which curbs cravings and makes them feel fuller.
Sesame seeds provide fiber, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated lipids, and anti-sugar properties.
Cheese's protein and fat suppress sweet cravings. Cheese has calories, saturated fat, and sodium, Elia warns.
Mount Sinai says spirulina contains tyrosine, an amino acid essential to build neurotransmitters including adrenaline, norepinephrine, and dopamine. Increased molecules may reduce sugar cravings.
Elia advises switching to Medjool dates. They're potassium, polyphenol, and fiber-rich.
Nonstarchy, low-glycemic veggies including broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, spaghetti squash, Brussels sprouts, and cabbage offer fiber to satisfy appetite and slow digestion to minimize blood sugar spikes and sugar cravings.
Coconut oil slows digestion, improves fullness, and balances blood sugar, reducing sugar cravings.
Olives and olive oil contain monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats that keep you full and reduce sugar cravings.
Quinoa, a gluten-free, antioxidant-rich seed, is typically classified as a whole grain. Add quinoa to salads, soups, or breakfast with fruit, nuts, seeds, and cinnamon.
Chia seeds can be made into pudding by mixing 3 tbsp with 1 cup of plant-based or cow's milk overnight.