How to Satisfy Your Cravings the Healthy Way

Whether you're in pre-baby, post-baby, or in-between mode, there's no day like the present to get your body back.

How to Satisfy Your Cravings the Healthy Way

As Dr. Jennifer Ashton points out, we’re often at our healthiest when we are pregnant, because we are more aware of the ingredients we use and the things we snack on. But there’s no reason we can’t live like that all the time by giving in to our cravings the healthy and sensible way. Find out how to do just that!

Swap Deep Dish for Thin Crust

Pizza cravings hit all of us at one point or another. While we often think pizza as a no-no if you’re trying to be healthy, that’s simply not the case. It’s all about making smart swaps. For example, instead of a deep dish pie, stick with thin crust to avoid carb overload. Planning to toss sausage and pepperoni on top? Choose veggies instead. Like to eat big slices? Cut your pizza up into smaller pieces to trick your mind and feel more satisfied.

More: The Insider's Guide to Ordering the Healthiest Pizza

7 Essential Items to Have for a Pandemic Date, According to a Relationship Expert

Celebrity divorce attorney and relationship expert Vikki Ziegler says you should treat COVID-19 like an STD.

Just when we thought relationships and dating could not get any more complicated, the pandemic took this matter to a whole new level. Celebrity divorce attorney and relationship expert, Vikki Ziegler receives an abundance of questions about this exact topic, every single day. Her fans and followers message her via her social media channels, in the hopes of finding the right way to safely date during these times. So, if this topic has crossed your mind, rest assured you are not alone.

For those who used to "swipe left and right," on the regular, Vikki recommends slowing down for the time being, no matter what type of antibacterial wipes are being used between your swipes. Serial dating during COVID-19 can be dangerous and also very selfish at the same time. This might be a good time to either take a break from dating altogether, or invest more time in one relationship and being monogamous, at least for right now. "Everyone should treat COVID-19 as they do an STD, while dating and practice safe EVERYTHING, even beyond just intimacy," says Ziegler. "This will simplify the process and make the do's and don'ts much less complex."

She recommends that new partners keep the dating virtual prior to both being tested and or having the vaccine. "Screendating" can still be both fun and safe at the same time. She suggests that you still wear your favorite new dress, get that fresh haircut or blowout and act as though you are still going out, even if the date is happening in the privacy of your own home. She has suggested some ideas such as virtual movie nights, happy hours, cooking classes, and the most obvious, the at-home and virtual dining date. This would entail both partners ordering food to each of their respective homes, but using the same menu as if they were dining in person.

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