• Cravings: 8 quick ways to stay in control

    Posted on May 26, 2013 by in General

    Eat breakfast: It’s a smart and healthy way to start your day and you’re less likely to overeat later on.

    Snack smart: Enjoying healthy snacks regularly can keep blood sugar levels consistent and keep hunger in check.

    Treat yourself: Don’t deny yourself completely. Enjoying small treats in moderation can stave off overindulging later.

    Hydrate:  Drink water all day especially when you feel a craving coming on as thirst can often be mistaken for hunger.

    Get moving: Yur mood will be boosted from exercise’s feel-good endorphins rather than a bag of chips and you can nip your cravings in the bud.

    Freshen up: Chewing gum or brushing your teeth can sometimes “reset” your mouth so snacking all of a sudden doesn’t sound or taste too good.

    Redirect: Sometimes taking your mind off a craving can stop it. Call a friend or go for a walk. Give it a little time and the craving will likely pass.

    Out of sight, out of mind: Steer clear of the office kitchen (or home kitchen if you work from home). Sometimes just the thought of a particular temptation will cause you to crave it, even if you’re not hungry.

    By Beverly Price-Contributing Editor of Live Healthy, Happy  & Well