6 No-Sugar Snacks

Satisfy your cravings the healthy way without the added sugars.

6 No-Sugar Snacks

Nutritionist and weight loss expert J.J. Smith has come up with the best snacks to turbocharge your digestive system and help you feel your best. Sugar is often linked to water retention, weight gain, energy crashes, and digestive issues. These delicious treats will help you avoid all of those problems while still satisfying your cravings at the same time. Get ready to say goodbye to constipation and indigestion with these tummy-tox approved creations.

More: The 10-Day Tummy Tox Plan


Banana Blueberry Smoothie

While most of us associate smoothies with breakfast, if you’re craving dessert at the end of the day this treat can come in very handy. Made with greens, pear, and bananas, this delicious drink will prevent constipation and water retention thanks to the high potassium and fiber content.

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Q: I end up overeating because it makes me feel better and I never really get full. I'd like to lose weight but this makes it hard. Any suggestions?

A: Being persistently hungry can cause big trouble. So can overeating for comfort/pleasure. These two behaviors, say researchers from Baylor University's Children's Nutrition Research Center, are controlled deep within your brain by serotonin-producing neurons, but operate separately from each other — one in the hypothalamus, the other in the midbrain. They both can, however, end up fueling poor nutritional choices and obesity.

Eating for Hunger

When hunger is your motive for eating, the question is: "Does your body know when you've had enough?" Well, if you are overweight, obese or have diabetes you may develop leptin resistance and your "I am full" hormone, leptin, can't do its job. The hormone's signal to your hypothalamus is dampened, and you keep eating.

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