Don’t let the comfortability of life’s natural routine knock your discipline and balance off! Here are 4 tips to help you beat those cravings:
1.DRINK WATER FIRST
It sounds so simple, but it really works. Before you eat something between meals, drink water first – preferably 1-2 glasses. We often ignore our natural need to drink water, opting for food instead.
2. CHOOSE HEALTHIER SNACKS
Fight the urge to eat junk food and choose a protein-snack like yogurt, vegetables with hummus or fresh fruit. These options will not only add nutrients to your diet, they’ll keep you filled up for a longer period than a bag of chips or a chocolate bar.
3. EAT REAL FOOD
Cravings are the body’s way of telling us something is missing. While you might crave for something sweet, your body maybe is lacking the mineral chromium, which can be found in beef, kidney, carrots and broccoli. Switch from processed food to unprocessed, whole food. This food gives you all the nutrients your body needs.
4. CUT BAD CARBS
When talking about food addiction, eating lots of simple carbohydrates can quickly satisfy hunger and give your body a short-term energy boost, but they leave you famished again quite quickly and craving you for more. So, stop eating simple carbs like corn flakes, white rice, white bread or pasta and choose complex carbs like oats, sweet potatoes, brown rice or quinoa.