Would you like to stop food cravings? Are you tired of craving foods that are not good for you? Here are a few tips to help you. You will find out which ones work best for you. At some point in time everyone may experience food cravings. I know that I have had my share. Just be careful to not let them get out of control.
Have you heard someone say that they just could not eat one potato chip, because they would crave more? Maybe there is something to that. According to Web MD. When you crave foods such as potatoes, french fries, or chocolate, you are also craving fat too. Cravings brought on by emotions may include foods containing fat, sugar, or both. In fact, there have been days that I craved something sweet. I did not know exactly what I wanted, but I knew I wanted it to be sweet. Web MD further states if your cravings are out of control, you end up eating half a gallon of ice cream or a bag of cookies. Does this describe you? I have been fortunate my cravings have not been out of control, but I am sure there are some people that cannot say the same.
Dr. Oz suggests that eating an apple or eating bran can help curb cravings. The pectin in an apple can keep you full for 1-2 hours just by eating an apple before or after a meal. That sounds like something that I could do. In addition, apples are a great source of vitamins. Also, did you know that you can fill your stomach with a large glass of water and 1-2 tablespoons of bran, which will stop the release of the hunger hormone ghrelin for about an hour. Dr. Oz further explains that it expands in the stomach and makes you feel full, so you will eat less.
In the article Are You a Fast Food Junkie?, researchers show how fast food can possibly become an addiction. When the body needs a constant stimulation for pleasurable food, if you are not careful the food cravings can become addictions if they are out of control.
Why not be honest with yourself? There are times that we all become stressed out regardless to how careful we are. How do you react under stress? When the cravings are so strong, just eating the chocolate or candy creates such a feeling of euphoria that your brain seeks and wants that feeling over and over according to Prevention.com. I can understand that because if given a choice of feeling bad or good, most would choose to feel good including myself. They further add that listening to music when you have a craving, can be a great distraction.
Did you know that taking a nap and re-energizing will help with your food cravings? Also, Rd.com suggests planning and avoiding places or situations where you may be tempted. They suggest avoid passing the bakery or pizzeria. In fact, you might want to seek alternative routes to some of the places that you know you will be going to. I call it being proactive. The important thing is that you are taking steps to overcome the cravings, so you are doing something about your situation. This is good.
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