Tips on beating the craving?
Hey there, im a sucker for sweet things and im trying to get out of the habit of giving into my cravings and feeling guilty after. If anyone has any tips on alternative or just giving up snacks completely would appreciate it
I try to do things to take my mind off it like a quick workout cuz u ain't gonna ruin all that hard work but eating something unhealthy
Bryan has the right idea here. Find alternatives that you like. A quick snack thats one of my favorites, it a cup of frozen fruit (grapes, mango, strawberries, etc) with some room temp. welches white grape juice poured on top. The fruit acts like ice and instantly cools the juice. After a minute or so, you've got a cup full o' tasty little popcycles that you can eat on the go. -and the grape juice becomes grape juice with a light hint of mango-strawberry...its is a very tasty snack thats a great substitute for any cold-sweet cravings you may have :)
I've heard that some people put a mirror in the sweets cupboard. When they open the door they see their reflection and are reminded how overweight they are/will be if they continue eating badly! Made me laugh when I heard it but I see how it could work.
Something with a good source of fat, fiber and protein like almonds, pistachios and hummus with a veggie will do the trick.
Don't deny yourself, you will end up binging. Be reasonable. Try a sugar cleanse. Eliminate refined sugars from your diet for a few weeks. After you get over the hump the cravings will dissapate. I am not a huge promoter for diet or sugar free foods because they are worse for you than sugar, but... try this ... buy a package of sugar free instant chocolate pudding mix. Instead if milk use water and combine. Pour mixture into ice cube trays and when half frozen insert toothpicks in the middle. Freeze for another hour before eating. They really beat my sweet cravings and they're small enough that you aren't over doing the sugar free stuff. Count to 100 or do something distracting when you encounter a craving. Keep hydrated. Your body mistakes thirst for hunger often. Those pudding cubes are nice for a quick craving but don't forget to allow a treat now amd then. I love dark chocolate. It is so rich and dense that even if I wanted to I couldn't eat more than an oz or two and full of antioxidants. Use agave or honey instead of refined sugar in coffee and tea, and sometimes flavors associated with your sweet treats beat it too. Sprinkle fruit with cinnamon. I like cubing apples and dusting them with cinnamon amd popping em in the microwave for a few secs for a snack reminiscent of apple pie. Pick a treat day once a week. Some people do treat day I pick a treat meal or snack so I don't fall off the wagon. Have a modest portion of your favorite sweet once every week or two, with all the fixings. But seriously a sugar cleanse will relieve you of many of your cravings.