This really puts your willpower to the test and it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to keep this up for sometime without inevitably giving in and splurging on unhealthy food! It’s far easier to resist cravings when you replace them with a healthy food. Craving something sweet? Put down the chocolate and pick up some fruit, or if you’re really desperate just have a piece of dark chocolate along with some fruit. Salty snacks your thing? Reach for some salted nuts instead of the chips.
Again, this is unnecessarily testing your willpower. As the saying goes “out of sight out of mind”, if every time you enter your kitchen your tempted by all your favorite snacks you’re going to start craving those things, even if they hadn’t been on your mind in the first place!
This is an obvious one but so many people tend to overlook it when they’re trying to lose weight. Not only will skipping meals slow down your metabolism it also leads to more cravings and when you’re hungry you often look to quick easy foods to satisfy that hunger, such as candy or chips. Eating regularly throughout the day is essential to stop those cravings from striking.
Not having anything else to eat is no excuse! This applies to both when you’re at home and out and about. Keep a supply of healthy snacks to tide you over until your cravings subside and if you know you’re going somewhere where healthy options are limited pack a few little healthy treats to bring with you, Protein Shakes are a great way to ensure you stay on track.
This isn’t a sustainable option and if anything can make your cravings even worse! Typically these leads to binge eating at some point. It’s far healthier and easier to reward yourself with a little piece of your favorite snack throughout the week, and we mean a little piece.