Start responding to your sweet tooth or snack craving with smart choices. "If you have a sweet tooth and can't resist, try the new whole grain Rice Krispy treats or single serve (only one in a package) whole grain Pop Tarts," says Dr. Clark. These small changes when at the store will make a huge difference in your body. Another tip: Jalali suggests that when it comes to sweets, you can indulge, but control your food portions. "If you want dessert, eat the real thing (real ice cream, real chocolate) versus eating frozen yogurt or a granola bar," she says. "Having a smaller amount of real food can help you avoid binging on processed foods."
Dr. Clark suggests craisins as a good alternative sweet snack. " Snack on craisins – dried cranberries that are a potent source of vitamin C, easy to keep in the car, office drawers, or gym bags," she says. "They're 100 percent carbohydrates, so they're a great source of energy when you need a fast pick-me-up." Make sure the craisins you choose have no added sugar.