Whatever the trigger. We've all been there.
We've all been there.
Whatever the trigger—stress, boredom, some gorgeous cupcake staring at us in the face begging us to eat it... cravings happen.
But there are ways to cope, and the best of them deal by cutting those cravings off at the pass. Check out our 8 Top Tips for beating them.
8 Top Tips for fighting cravings
- Start the day right. A proper breakfast really does set the biochemical tone for the day. Get a solid breakfast and there'll be less chance that you'll cave in to your cravings later on.
- Eat a lunch of low-fat protein, green veggies and a good fat, and avoid white, starchy carbs. This will keep you fueled and satisfied, and you won't be thinking about a bad-for-you food in the afternoon, the most common time (after late-night carb breakdowns) that people cave in to the cravings.
- Tote good-for-you snacks. Check out some of our snack ideas.
- Remember, we're visual animals: if that thing you shouldn't eat is around and in sight, remove it.
- Good fats slow digestion. Eat walnuts, avocados, or olives and the like at every meal and you'll feel satiated longer.
- Drink water regularly throughout the day to stay hydrated — if you're thirsty, you're already dehydrated. It will maintain a feeling of fullness and free your brain to think about things other than food.
- Take your water with lemon. Lemons are high in pectin fiber, which helps fight hunger and cravings. Lemon juice taken in warm water alkalinizes in the body's system, which promotes and supports your weight loss plans.
- Know how and when to give in: Small, tiny doses, ...like the amount that can fit your smallest lidded container, as shown below.
Use your Prep n' Store container set or your Bentology Box Set to tote good-for-you snacks, and treats like this in small portions.
What works for you?