You want to be consistent with your diet but those darn cravings…
Willpower is what many people say, but would it really be that bad if I just ate that small chocolate chip cookie, piece of cherry pie or sip on a glass of cola?
You are giving those unhealthy cravings power.
You can overcome! And I am going to give you 11 tips how to battle against those unhealthy food cravings.
Yes, willpower is important, but understanding why you are getting those cravings can also help you overcome them.
Use these tips and watch the unhealthy cravings die.
Overcome Tip #1: Don’t Skip Meals and Eat Real Food
At each and every meal, eat foods high in fat and protein. Make sure you are satisfied. And keep items such as nuts and seeds with you to eat if you feel any type of craving coming on.
What you will discover is that you will start craving what you eat. Studies have shown that as a person eats healthy items, their cravings change to healthy ones.
Overcome Tip #2: Destroy The Bad
Some people may tell you to go through your cupboards and throw away anything that could be considered unhealthy.
I want to take it one step further.
Drench the cookies in water. Melt that sugar filled ice cream.
Do you understand why?
Yes, you could just throw it in the trash but by destroying it, you are building confidence in yourself. You are taking power from the unhealthy craving and putting the power into your well being.
Overcome Tip #3: Distract The Mindset
I will not tell you that unhealthy cravings will just magically go away. But when you recognize that craving is “peeking from the closet,” distract it. A great way to distract an unhealthy craving is by drinking a full glass of water.
Overcome Tip #4: Fight Stress
Stress is a leading factor for humans giving in to unhealthy cravings.
So you need to fight the stress.
What is stressing you? Find ways to fight that stress:
- Connect with your supportive friends
- Laugh more
- Cut down on caffeine
Overcome Tip #5: Sleep Properly
Improper sleep can lead to giving in to unhealthy cravings. You should try to go to bed and arise at the same time every day. Also, make sure you have a comfortable mattress and pillow. Make sure your bedroom is optimal for good sleep (low light and noise).
Overcome Tip #6: Eliminate All Sugars
This is the most difficult but also will be the most satisfying. Everything that has refined sugars, sodas, fruit juices, and artificial sweeteners must be eliminated.
You may ask why the artificial sweeteners…
Because they will just fuel an addiction to sweetened items.
Overcome Tip #7: Take A Nap
Fatigue can play a role in unhealthy cravings. If you feel that craving coming on while you also feel slightly tired, simply take a short nap. The odds are good that when you awaken you won’t have the craving and you will feel energized.
Overcome Tip #8: Don’t Go Shopping Hungry
You really should know by now how shopping hungry is bad, but I must state it again.
If you are trying to defeat unhealthy cravings, shopping hungry is like asking a newly recovering alcoholic to go into the bar with a $20 bill and telling them they should drink something good for them.
Good luck with that!
Make sure and eat a protein filled meal before you go shopping and you will be better prepared to skip the unhealthy food items.
Overcome Tip #9: Craving – Exercise
Whenever a craving comes upon you, make a choice to overcome it with exercise:
Just turn the craving into the time to exercise.
Overcome Tip #10: Brush Your Teeth
Both the fresh feeling and the fact you won’t want to damage your newly brushed teeth can be a huge way to overcome unhealthy cravings.
If you feel a craving coming on, brush it away.
Overcome Tip #11: Supplement The Cravings Away
Certain supplements can knock unhealthy cravings for a loop. Vitamin D and Omega 3s are great supplements to erase unhealthy cravings.
I highly recommend the Deep Ocean Krill Oil.
So what are you craving?
If it is a healthy craving, go for it!
If it is unhealthy, follow the tips and you will overcome.
I have faith in you.
Thank you for stopping by and please share this with your friends. Let’s help all overcome unhealthy cravings.