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Control your cravings with my advice

Whether you’re trying to lose weight or just eat more sensibly, you don’t want to ruin it by giving in to the cravings. With the right amount of willpower and some other tricks, you can keep them under control and stay on track.

Eating healthily can be so hard when there are so many tempting things to eat. Even if you don’t eat junk food, you can munch too much on snacks you don’t need. Much of the time, your cravings for food aren’t hunger. You may have just had your lunch or dinner, but all of a sudden you’re really hankering after a bag of chips. Whether you’re trying to lose weight or just eat more sensibly, you don’t want to ruin it by giving in to the cravings. With the right amount of willpower and some other tricks, you can keep them under control and stay on track.

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STAY BUSY

Boredom is the enemy of sticking to your healthy diet. How many times have you gone to rifle through the kitchen cabinets just for something to do? Even when there’s nothing you want, you end up going back for another look. Then sometimes you find yourself eating something you didn’t particularly want in the first place. Keeping yourself occupied helps you to ignore the cravings. If you find yourself feeling bored, there’s so much you can do. Read a book, listen to music, or call a friend. Leave the house and find something to do if you’re bored at home.

SUPPLEMENTS

Some people turn to supplement to help them control their cravings. They can help you to control your appetite and only eat when you’re hungry. For example, Garcinia Cambogia might be able to stop you from eating your emotions. One of its claims is that it enhances your mood, so you won’t turn to food when you’re feeling down. It helps you to lose weight too, so it could be ideal if you’re on a new diet. Other supplements are available too, which could help you to stop eating when you’re not hungry.

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PLAN TO HAVE THE FOOD YOU CRAVE

If you start a new diet, you don’t have to cut out anything entirely if you don’t want to. If there’s something you love, you can still eat it. The trick is to make sure you eat it in moderation. However, it can be difficult to make yourself start once you stop. One of the things you can do is to fit the thing you love into your meal planning. Choose to have a bit of it for a snack each day or enjoy it on your cheat day. Don’t buy more than you need, and split it up into portions for each time you have it.

REDIRECT YOUR THOUGHTS

Being bored can make you crave something. But sometimes you can get cravings even when you’re busy. Learning to think about something else instead of food can help you. Whenever you get cravings, replace the thought with something else. However, don’t redirect your thoughts to something dull. Think about something pleasant, like going away somewhere or what you’re going to do later that day. Pick something that’s better than thinking about food.

You are in control of your cravings as long as you want to be. Try some clever techniques to help you stay on track.

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