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.

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Butter Coffee

Made with nothing more than strong coffee and unsalted butter, this drink is very user-friendly and effective in beating constipation. Coffee naturally stimulates bowel activity while butter will help keep you full and less likely to reach for empty calorie sweets. The key is to avoid adding any creamers or sweeteners to this drink to keep it tummy-tox approved. Trust us, if you use high quality coffee beans you won’t even miss the add-ins. Just be sure to drink plenty of water afterwards to stay hydrated.

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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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