I haven’t eaten meat for more than 30 years, haven’t eaten dairy for over six years, and stopped eating eggs over a year ago. Embracing a whole-food, plant-based, oil-free diet has made me feel incredible. My skin is clearer, I no longer get sinus infections, my bloating improved, I sleep well, I’m energetic, happy, and healthy, but I’ve noticed that I still battle with extreme, insatiable sugar cravings. Baking is one thing that brings me joy and relieves stress, and I love enjoying the treats I make, but what I hate is that my stomach feels so terrible if I eat too much, and yet, it doesn’t stop me from wanting to eat it all the time.
I heard that eating veggies for breakfast could help decrease sugar cravings. It sounds a little farfetched, I know, but I was willing to try anything. I’ve done other fun healthy eating experiments, like eating a big salad for dinner or eating an apple every day, and this seemed like a pretty healthy, doable thing I could try. Keep reading to find out what happened when I ate one pound of veggies for breakfast every day for a month.