This morning I noticed how tempted I was at the grocery store while walking down the chip aisle! I’ve been trying to eat better so I shop with a list and try to stay on the outer ring away from the packaged foods. I ended up at the front of the store and on my way to the back I went down the chip aisle. Thankfully I made it, but it did make me feel like I wanted chips. ☹️. The funny thing is, I’m not even a chip person!! I’m far more likely to fall prey to sugary items!!
My advice? Avoid situations where you know you’ll be tempted – especially if you’re alone without your support circle!!
Instead of instantly jumping on a doughnut, try eating dried fruits or spoonful of honey. For salty cravings try fish or salad. You can always make your own sandwich with integral bread, avocado and tomatoes. Listen to your body and analyze what it’s telling you. If it says you need chocolate, try chewing cacao beans or cook some cacao drink.
But I deal naturally, try to accomplish most of them. I usually choose on of my celebrating day to accomplish the small ones.
If all that fails, I tell myself just wait an hour and if you’re still craving for something to eat after that, then I eat it. Don’t feel guilty and enjoy satisfying the craving, and go back to your healthy eating habits.
Instead of muffins, cakes & pastries I’ll turn to fruit. Depends on how intense my sweet craving is the sweeter the fruit (e.g watermelon or raisin). If all else fails I’ll look for a healthy version / option of the snack or give in and only eat 1/4 or half of what I’m craving. Always looki for a healthy substitute
When I am able to identify the emotion and its trigger, the craving tends to fade a bit.
It doesn’t always work, though
I don'believe that a single serving of any one food is inherently bad… nothing motives salad for dinner like tarts for lunch and pie for breakfast
It should have water, real fruit juice and carbonation) or iced ginger tea. I've heard it said to drink water when you have cravings, because our brains confuse hunger with thirst. If what you really need is hydration, having a healthy beverage can really fill you up for zero calories.
So I try to make it impossible to give in to the craving, because if it's there in front of me I don't have much self control.
Replace the bad habit with a good habit over time.
but then i keep found my dreams never comes true..
so i create a new dreams,,but it repeated again..
my dreams never come true..
so now i just go with the flow..
i don't put myself in a rush to get what i want..
just slow and enjoy my journey without any goals or dreams..
Alternatively, stand assist from the crabbing and observe it coming and going, without joining on.
Then I say to myself, do I need this? Instead of do I want this?
I am using the patches for the 1st time…and its going ok. For now no cravings for smoking.
The meditation, yoga, exercise and drinking water is helping me a lot with the sugar cravings…that for now are really good. I guess i just get more sugar cravings when i am in my pre mestrual and menstrual fase… i am improving my diet with more fruits and vegetables. Today i bought chocolates for easter and 4 donuts. I am waiting for my boyfriend to share 1 or 2 donuts with him…and he can get the rest tomorrow.
But i have been fighting against the craving for donut with water…meditation and an apple.
- What is your favorite non-traditional breakfast choice?
- What should I drink in the morning?
- If you get to work and realize you forgot to eat what’s your best improvised breakfast?
- While keeping it healthy, what is the breakfast with the least prep time?
- Should I work out before or after breakfast?
- What is better between peanut butter and jam?
- What are some healthy simple choices for breakfast?
- What are your favorite breakfast spreads that you prepare the night before?
- How do you start a healthy breakfast?
- Does meal prep work?