Have you ever been overcome with the desire to “taste” a little chocolate bar, and ended up devouring the whole thing? Well, me too! Even the most adept nutritionists have had their bad days –but I suspect they won’t say! But it doesn’t mean you are weak, we are carry the emotions responsible for these cravings, but can we do something about it? Well, certainly yes.
Here are a few things to consider.
Are You Really That Hungry?
What we forget most is to ask ourselves if were really hungry to start with. Take a quick mental survey to ascertain this by asking yourself: I’m I hungry? And if yes, what do I need to eat? If you are full then avoid that unhealthy snack, if you are hungry, recognize that you need a healthier full meal.
Know Your Body’s Needs
Cravings are not entirely bad because they point to what your body needs – we can tell that by observing pregnancy. It’s good to identify what your craving may be an indication of, and then substitute it with something healthier for you.
Avoid that Train of Thought
Sometimes lying to yourself is as simple as yelling out a completely unnecessary, and unrelated word. Before long, your line of thought may have moved on to something else and forgotten about that craving at all.
Look for a Distraction
Drinking a glass of water helps avoid unhealthy cravings. Another great idea is sipping a warm beverage, like herbal tea.
Have some – But just a little!
Finally, if you have tried all the above and failed, it’s time to give in to the craving. Try however not to eat the whole thing. Have a quarter of what your craving tells you to devour.