Once you know what your food craving are trying to tell you about your mind and body, you can bring about the necessary changes in your diet to live healthier. However, that does not mean your cravings are going to disappear overnight. It will take some time and effort to get your cravings and food addiction in control.
Here are a few quick ways to deal with food craving while you adopt a new, healthier diet-
- Drink adequate water throughout your day to make sure your body is getting sufficient fluids and staying hydrated.
- Take small meals every few hours to avoid being extremely hungry and experience cravings.
- Eat proper meals on time and strictly follow your new diet plan as mentioned above.
- Ensure you remain stress-free as much as possible as stress often influences eating behaviors and induces cravings.
- Get a good rest and sleep for at least 8 hours every day as it helps to manage your appetite better.
- Practice mindful eating and be intentional about what food you put inside your body.
- Have a cheat day once a week so that you can satisfy your hunger pangs and don’t become desperate or cave in.
- If your craving is a result of uncontrolled emotions, stress or boredom, go for a walk, talk to a friend or invest your time on things you’re passionate about. Do what you need to keep you mind off your cravings.
Crave health, peace & happiness
Cravings are common and over 50 percent of the population experiences regular cravings for food. The important thing is to know which foods your body really need and which foods you must avoid despite how good they might taste or how great they make you feel in the moment. If you are unable to work on your craving, it will drag you down, physically, mentally and emotionally, eventually.
Understanding what your cravings mean and what you actually need to eat can help you make the right choices when it comes to eating and adopt a healthy, sustainable diet.
Practice mindful eating and take charge of your own health next time you feel like giving in to your cravings.
“Enjoy your food, enjoy your life.” – Victoria Moran