Most times when you are bored or less busy, you have the feel to eat anything just to occupy you. And most times when we eat this things, they tend to add to our body weight. There are many ways to distract yourself from these food cravings and even find a healthier swap along the way.
1. Have a Glass of Water
Don’t give in that craving for chocolate cake. Have a glass of water to aid your digestion, rid your body of that craving and stay hydrated. Wait 15 minutes and watch your craving subside. And if it does not go away, go for a workout!
2. Go for a Workout
Go for a workout to get your mind off your food cravings and burn some calories. Get in shape while you curb your food craving! You go #girl, you have control over your life.
3. Increase Your Protein
If you find yourself having daily cravings you can be nutritionally deficit. Increase your protein so that you will feel full for longer and have less food cravings. Make a note of the times that you are most hungry and plan to have protein prior to this so you can kick your craving to the curb. You got this!
4. Have a Healthier Swap
Create your own healthy swap to save on calories and save your waistline. Create a healthier version of your unhealthy indulgence. There is nothing better than revamping a dish to fulfill a craving without breaking your diet.
5. Distract Yourself
Stop having sugar cookies and pie pulling you off your healthy lifestyle. You can overcome your cravings. Go for a run, walk and think about it. By the time you do this, the craving is gone. It is like magic!
6. Journal It
Journal your food cravings and the emotions that are involved. There is a good chance that your food cravings are determined by the mood you are in. This is common for most people but the question is, how strong are you? Do not give in. You are worth more than a slice of cake.
7. Get to sleep
If you are debating on that late night high fat snack, think again! It is late and likely you are very tired. You can easily be confusing boredom and being tired with your food cravings. So sleep on it and you can revisit your craving in the morning with a nutritious omelet!
So go ahead swap out those unhealthy cravings, distract yourself, have some water; have control of your life.