Tips to STOP the cravings BEFORE they start

Monday, August 01, 2011 Stacey Baker 0 Comments

1  .STAY FUELED.  Keep your blood sugar levels steady by eating five to six times a day.  And if the sweet craving does hit you, you'll be amazed at what an apple with natural peanut butter can do.
2.  EAT GOOD CARBS.  Skip the white bread, rice and pasta.  For a treat that's good for you, try a handful of raww veggies with a roasted red pepper hummus.
3.  MANAGE STRESS.  We've all been there.  Atough day at work, too much on your plate (haha, I love a good pun).  Avoid turning to junk food a a coping mechanism.  A crossfit class or a good brisk walk will do wonders for your physical and mental health both.
4. SPOTTHE TRIGGERS.  Got a bad case of the blues?  Super Tired?  Bored?  Mad at your man?  Cramps and period induced mood swings?  These and more can all trigger a run to 7-Eleven.  Sure, you may feel better, for about a minute, but you can be assured that the crash will follow.  Not to mention the self-defeating lecture you will give yourself.
5.  RETRAIN YOUR BRAIN.  It's easy to pick up bad habits, especially when they start at a young age.  Twenty years(or in my case 40+) of dessert after dinner can be tough to drop.  But it can be done.  The good news is that new habits don't take long to adopt.