Food CRAVINGS

We all have food CRAVINGS.  I don't imagine them just disappearing, for me they actually became more challenging but I eventually started to curb, substitute with different healthy alternatives, or forget about them. 

What have I done?  I personally increased the protein in my diet to curb my cravings.  Doing this has made me feel less hungry throughout the day.  I truly love to snack on greek yogurt (honey vanilla and peach) are my favorite.  Greek yogurt has 14+grams of protein almost double than regular yogurt.  At times I also add some extra fruit into my yogurt.  My two favorite brands are Chobani and Dannon. When feeling extremely hungry I also snack on peanut butter,  not too much just a tablespoon once or twice throughout the day.  Another tip I learned from my endochrinologist is to eat your vegetables first this will allow you to eat less.   I haven't found a way to curb my chocolate craving, I do buy less and try to avoid it so that's a start :-).  Any ideas?   

View this helpful link on 10 ways to curb your cravings:  http://www.rd.com/health/10-ways-to-control-your-cravings/ My favorite tip is number 2 "Destroy Temptation".  They actually suggest you literally destroy your craving foods.  I haven't tried that, wonder if it works? Hmm?

Please note: Never use pills to decrease your appetite, in general diet pills are not approved by the FDA and are unhealthy.  They cause more harm than good.  Remember, we are losing weight in a healthy manner.   

How do you curb your cravings?  Would love to hear from you. 

Tip of the Day:  Gradually decrease your favorite "not so healthy" foods.  Getting rid of everything at once  may lead to binge or uncontrollable eating which may lead to overwhelming feelings which will make eating healthy more difficult and seem like a chore.  Eating shouldn't be such a hard task.  

Happy Tuesday!  Enjoy!  

 

Comments

  1. determination!

    cravings are part of the change, its tough at the begining but as you get more into your routine, it becomes easier to contain. The substitution of "not so good food" with a better choice is a great idea!!!!
    One must remember that Rome was not built in a day

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  2. To Antonio,

    What are some things you do to "contain" your cravings?

    Love your little adage about ROME,
    Determined Diva xo

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  3. I know I am a huge junk-food eater and have always been. I would skip the meal part of a meal and just get dessert adn I would be happy with that. Then after putting on extra pounds taht are not so easy to come off - I had to change things up. I have begin to snack only on fruits and veggies....this is SO NOT ME! But I honestly have to say I feel allot better. I also started to exercise more and I have been seeing the weight gradually come off. I guess slow and steady is better that none at all. So if I can limit my sweets anyone can do it. Try it for about a week or two. Studies show that it takes 21 days to break any habbit. I find this to be true.

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  4. To Danielle,

    Thanks for the great info. 21 days to break the habit - Love It. It is always easy to put on pounds. Most people feel it is too hard to lose the weight. I believe you have to surround yourself with the right people and right exercise. If you do this you will enjoy exercising. I promise. It may take sometime to try new things. Many gyms and fitness places have free trials. 'Don't knock it until you TRY IT!'' Never give up. Even if you have a bad day...don't make it a bad week or month.

    Stay Determined!
    DD

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  5. I drink shakeology! It's this super food that keeps me full and the chocolate flavor curbs my cravings! read more about it at www.myshakeology.com/cjen

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  6. Jen,

    Shakeology sounds yummy. I checked out the site you referenced the shakes look healthy. I love CHOCOLATE, so I think that flavor would make me happy! :).

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