How-To: Deal with Cravings

This is one that is going against the inevitable. WE ALL GET CRAVINGS. When you go thru a complete diet change and take out sugar you have withdrawals too. Fun stuff :l

Here are some tidbits I learned along the way –
1. drink water. at least 8 ounces all at once.
A lot of times you are just needing more water – chug a glass of water, and occupy yourself for at least 20 minutes and if you are still hungry, then pinpoint what you are craving (i.e. salty vs sweet, etc.)

2. IF you truly are still hungry, and you have pinpointed what you are craving, or what taste you are wanting, follow this chart:


This gives a great guide on the IF… THEN… way of going about your craving and how to satisfy it in a healthy manner. Don’t just go out and get the first thing you think would help with that craving – most times, its reeeally unhealthy and not worth it!

That honestly is it. Other than that – find things to get your mind off of food and be active. A good rule of thumb is to eat every 2-3 hours to also help minimize cravings and to keep your metabolism working around the clock.

These have helped me in the past many-a-times. I always turn to water when it happens – it usually fills me up long enough to hold out a little longer before indulging.

Today I started two workouts a day – 30 minutes each. I did the Pulse exercise of Insanity Max:30 (stretching) and a 30-minute elliptical workout. I almost missed my post but remembered!! Getting the hang of this new routine I have started! It truly is amazing how fast things can change when you start taking care of your body, your mind and your overall health!


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