SnapKitchen.comshared with Healthy Lombard that food cravings can be the biggest risk to your diet, especially if you are prone to giving in to them. They can feel intense, but they’re also totally normal – in fact, ultra-processed and hyper-palatable foods are designed to make you crave them (evil, we know!)
Cravings can also be your body’s signal that you’re low in certain micronutrients such as magnesium or calcium.
While some dietary lifestyles like the paleo diet are ultimately designed to help curb your cravings, you may still find yourself craving something salty or sweet from time to time.
This food replacement guide will help you keep your diet and your weight on track when those cravings do kick in. Scroll down to discover foods you should be eating when your craving things like pasta, candy and ice cream and keep reading for some additional crave curving tricks!
- Get a good night’s rest: You’ll crave less sugar when you don’t need the energy spike.
- Drink lemon water: You’re not hungry, you’re thirty! The body often tricks itself into food cravings when it’s actually in need of water.
- Brew a pot of tea. Making a pot of tea is calming and will reduce your body’s anxiety. The tea will also serve as a meal replacement, especially if you choose a rich flavor your body enjoys.
- Practice mindful eating. You shouldn’t be on your phone or watching tv while you’re eating. Distractions during your meal will actually cause you to eat more because you won’t realize you’re full. Practice eating slowly, sitting down and without distraction.
- Exercise. If you do give in to cravings, regular exercise will help you keep the weight down.
- Distract yourself. Snacking sometimes just seems like a fun thing to do – but it’s not a good long-term solution for short term boredom! Distract yourself for 10-20 minutes until the craving subsides.
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