Curb Your Cravings
Yeah, it is easier said than done but with a little knowledge we can all do it.
When we have food cravings it generally isn’t for food that is good for us. When is the last time you craved broccoli or plain fat free yogurt? The foods you crave are usually full of sugar, fat, salt, carbs ~ like pizza, chips, cake, cookies, chocolate, ice cream, etc.
These kind of cravings can make staying on track with weight loss goals hard.
Try these tips to help curb your cravings.
1.) Eat something healthy first ~ if you are not as hungry or filled up on other things you won’t eat as much of the bad food when you have a craving.
2.) Distract yourself ~ by doing something like taking a walk, talking on the phone, playing with kids or pets, your cravings will usually pass after 20 minutes.
3.) Keep the food you crave out of your house ~ that way when you crave something if it isn’t there you can’t eat it and will replace it with something healthy that you do have in your house.
4.) Chew Gum ~ chewing sugarless gum reduces hunger and cravings for sweet and salty snacks. Plus, if you are chewing gum you tend to not want to eat as your mouth is already busy.
5.) Portion Control ~ Don’t give up your treats, just be aware of portion control. Don’t eat the whole candy bar, but allow yourself one square. Sometimes taking something completely out of your diet or not allowing yourself a treat will make you over eat or lose control when you do have those foods around.
6.) Imagine something ~ Like how good you look in those new jeans or swim suit instead of how much you think you need that bad for you snack.
7.) Get Sleep and Exercise ~ this helps lower the hormone called ghrelin that stimulates appetite. Lack of sleep can lead to food cravings and overeating.
These are just a few great ways to help you Curb your Cravings.