How to Manage Cravings

Living a healthy lifestyle and eating well can help you become the life and career success you deserve to be.  However, no matter how good our intentions, most of us give into cravings for unhealthy foods on occasion.  My friends at Snap Kitchen have some ideas on how to manage your cravings.  Check them out…

Cravings don’t always need to be difficult to tackle. Focus on nutrient-dense meals and fueling your body well. Below are some lifestyle changes and new habits you can implement to help keep you feeling your best.

  • Drink lemon water. The body often misinterprets thirst for food cravings, and the acidity of lemon juice can help curb cravings for sweets.
  • Get plenty of sleep. You are less likely to crave sugar and its accompanying energy spike when you are well rested.
  • Eat balanced, nutrient-dense meals. Many people don’t eat enough protein, veggies and fiber at their meals, which can lead to snacking and cravings later on.
  • Make tea. The act of making tea is calming, plus drinking it will help keep you hydrated.
  • Practice mindful eating. Eat slowly, sitting down and without distraction. This will help you appreciate your food and better recognize when you’re full.
  • Exercise. Regular movement helps reinforce the healthy habits in other areas of your life.
  • Distract yourself. If you’re not hungry but want a snack, distract yourself for 10-20 minutes until the craving subsides.

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