How do you beat those cravings?
No reason for an intro, everything you need to know is already posted for ya!
Thirst is often confused with hunger or food cravings.
If you feel a sudden urge for a specific food, try drinking a large glass of water and wait a few minutes.
Plan Your Meals
If possible, try to plan your meals for the day or upcoming week. By already knowing what you’re going to eat, you eliminate the factor of spontaneity and uncertainty.
Eat More Protein
Eating more protein may reduce your appetite and keep you from overeating.
It also reduces cravings and helps you feel full and satisfied for longer.
Avoid Getting Extremely Hungry
Hunger is one of the biggest reasons why we experience cravings. Avoid it by having a snack before you know your meal is coming.
Practice Mindful Eating
It’s about practicing mindfulness, a type of meditation, in relation to foods and eating. It teaches you to develop awareness of your eating habits, emotions, hunger, cravings and physical sensations. Mindful eating teaches you to distinguish between cravings and actual physical hunger. It helps you choose your response, instead of acting thoughtlessly or impulsively.
Stress may induce food cravings and influence eating behaviors, especially for women. Women under stress have been shown to eat significantly more calories and experience more cravings than non-stressed women.
Your appetite is largely affected by hormones that fluctuate throughout the day. Sleep deprivation disrupts the fluctuations and may lead to poor appetite regulation and strong cravings.
If you practice all of the above and DON’T cheat then go get that Nutella Jar – you are dying for it!!