How To Control Your Food Cravings
Self control can be difficult when it comes to food. With that said, I am going to share some tips with you on how to control your food cravings. Keep in mind that these tips are to help you control your food cravings not eliminate them.
Eat Smaller Portions
Don’t completely eliminate foods that you like from your diet. Instead, eat a smaller portion of your favorite foods.
For example, if you tend to eat a whole bag of popcorn in one sitting. Rather than boycotting popcorn. Why not buy the snack size portion of popcorn instead. The snack size bags are literally half the size of a traditional bag of popcorn. You still get to satisfy your salt and butter craving without overindulging.
Find Healthy Alternatives
Satisfy your cravings with a healthy alternative.
I’ll use myself as an example. I have been dairy free for a while now. With that said, I like to eat chocolate every once in a while. Rather than opting for milk chocolate. Which contains dairy. I have found a bunch of dark chocolate alternatives that I choose to eat instead. Find healthy alternatives for the foods that you crave.
Drink More Water
Most of the time when we think that we’re hungry, we’re really just dehydrated.
A lot of people mix the signals of dehydration with hunger. If you think that you are craving something in particular and just can’t figure what exactly. Drink a glass of water, you may just be dehydrated. Drinking a glass of water will make you feel full and you might not end up eating anything at all. That will eliminate your craving altogether.
For those of you, that do not like to drink water. There are a variety of flavored water options now a days. So that is no longer a viable excuse. I’m sorry to tell you.
Get Enough Sleep
Not getting enough sleep at night can affect hormones that impact your appetite. The hormones that I am referring to are Leptin and Ghrelin.
Leptin regulates our satiety, which is the feeling of being satiated. Ghrelin regulates our hunger, which is the feeling of being hungry. When you haven’t gotten adequate sleep your leptin hormone drops and your ghrelin hormone increases. Which means that you are going to constantly feel hungry. So in order to avoid unnecessary hunger cravings. Make sure that you are getting enough sleep at night.
If you struggle with getting enough sleep at night. Read Eight Tips To a Good Night’s Sleep.
That is a wrap for the tips that I have on how to control your food cravings. I hope that you enjoyed reading this blog post. If you have any questions feel free to comment down below.
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