Food cravings can wreak havoc on your diet, and really, it’s not just because of the fact that doing this action can help you make fat; if anything, having uncontrolled cravings can even make you prone to certain conditions like bulimia, for one. Really, is there any effective way on knowing how to control cravings?
You know the answer to that, of course: there is, and we’re here to help you out combating your food cravings! Here are some tips you can use below!
“Distract” yourself from your cravings
If there is a likely trigger for you having to crave after a certain food, then it is mostly caused by your sight and smell. Sure, you probably won’t be able to appreciate all the stuff you have been seeing on your local food channel, but if that food already stares in front of you with its irresistible aroma? Well then, it’s very hard to… err, “resist”, isn’t it?
Well then, if there is a strategy that will help you resist it, then this is simply it: you block yourself from the “offending” food in sight. And of course, since you can’t just close your eyes, you simply have to find a way to distract yourself, which can be anything from gluing you eyes on your phone or to simply bringing a perfume which you can spray around you when the smell of food overpowers you. Hey, it can be weird, but at least you’re sure to distract yourself from binge-eating.
Modify your “stress eating” habits
If you are a working man or woman, then you probably have fallen to this habit before: your boss or client assigns you with too many work for the day, and you barely have any time left for lunch that the only way you can eat quickly is to grab that nearest bar of chocolate. It should be no surprise then that you’d be gaining weight because of those mindless eating sessions you did.
So, can you prevent ever reverting from stress eating? Well, you can, but it will be difficult. So, here’s what you can do instead: you simply have to change what you are eating instead of going to your usual routine of crackers-and-chips. For instance, you can bring some apples to work, and when the pang strikes, then that’s the first thing you grab at. Develop a healthier habit to combat the old habit; it’s simple, indeed.
Eat “real” sugar for dessert
You just finished eating a hearty lunch or dinner. And, par for the course, you’re looking for something “sweet” to eat or drink to satisfy that craving of yours. Of course, your likely options for it? It can either be a soda or a chocolate.
Of course, everyone knows that these are bad habits, but it seems that it’s very hard to break it. So, if that’s the case, then here’s the only way you can combat it: eat food with “real sugar” instead, like a fruit or something of the like. Consuming food with artificial sugar only fuels you to continue eating all throughout the day, and you don’t want that to happen, do you?
So, do you have any ideas on how to control cravings? Well, do share them in the comments section below!