We are all about listing 8 things to help you out these last couple of weeks aren’t we…
Well it’s better than 7 and not as long and boring as 12 soooo
Here are some tips from Coach Angus to help you on a better path
1. Drink Water
Thirst can often be confused with hunger and food cravings.
Not only does drinking plenty of water provide you with many health benefits, it may also help with your sudden urge for a specific food.
When you feel that unhealthy desire, try drinking a large glass of water and wait a few minutes. You may find the craving fades away, as your body was just thirsty.
2. Eat more Protein
Eating more protein can reduce appetite and keep you from overeating, therefore, helps you feel full and satisfied for longer.
Increase your protein intake to help reduce cravings and your desire to snack.
3. Distance yourself from the Craving
Remove the temptation. As humans we cannot trust our willpower because we aren’t strong enough, so by completely eliminating the unhealthy choice it makes it a whole lot easier to make the right one.
Also by going for a walk or taking a shower, it can help reduce your craving.
4. Plan your Meals
Pick a day of the week when you can sit down and plan out your meals.
By knowing what you are going to eat, you can eliminate the factor of spontaneity and uncertainty, which both can cause temptation.
5. Avoid extreme hunger
Hunger is potentially the biggest reason why we experience cravings.
To avoid extreme hunger, try eating healthy food regularly and before you create that feeling of starvation.
Preparing your meals in advance will also help you avoid hunger.
6. Fight Stress
Stress has its own effects on each individual, however, commonly stress may induce food cravings and influence eating behaviors.
Stress raises cortisol levels, a hormone that can make you gain weight.
Aim to reduce stress in your life by planning ahead, meditating, thinking things through, and staying organised.
7. Get enough Sleep
Your appetite is largely affected by hormones that fluctuate throughout the day. Sleep deprivation disrupts these fluctuations, and may lead to poor appetite regulation and strong cravings.
Getting appropriate amounts of sleep may be one of the most powerful ways to prevent unhealthy temptations.
8. Don’t Shop Hungry
Never shop for grocery’s hungry!
Eating before you go to the grocery store helps reduce the risk of unwanted cravings and impulsive buying.
– Coach Angus