The best diet in the world can be damaged and all of your good work undone by something as simple as food cravings. Suddenly all of the food we are no longer ‘allowed’ to eat is something that we start wanting more than anything in the world. Food cravings can be handled in certain ways to avoid you compromising all of your good work, here are some tips you can try when the food cravings start calling.
1. Dark Chocolate
The best way to kiss goodbye to chocolate cravings is to have some, not any old chocolate bar though. Instead of the milk varieties choose dark chocolate, and select the one with the highest cocoa content. Packed full of antioxidants this intense chocolate hit will stop sweet cravings for a good while. You only need a small portion though, just a piece or two.
2. Sunflower Seeds
Seeds are filled full of vitamins and minerals but eat too many of them and you will wind up taking on too much fat. Instead try eating a handful of them – around a quarter of a cup full will work towards satisfying any food cravings and will stop cravings for the next couple of hours.
3. Frozen Yoghurt and Fruit
Sugar cravings have been the downfall of many vigorous dieters but here is a sure fire way of killing those sugar cravings without eating too many empty calories. With much less fat than ice cream but rich in protein, frozen yoghurt served with a selection of fresh fruit will help to convince your body that you’ve enjoyed a sugar loaded ice cream sundae. You will find you have satisfied those sugar cravings at last.
4. Pistachio Nuts
It’s not only the sweet cravings that need quelling though as salt cravings can be hard to live with if you enjoy savoury food. Next time you have salt cravings reach for a handful of pistachios, they will not only satisfy your salt cravings but will also boost your antioxidant intake, and the shells are a great way of limiting how many you can eat. According to Jody Kriss, this offers a lot of protein to help you in your training!
5. Mini Pretzels
All dieters want to know how to stop food cravings and one of the simplest answers is this; when you have a craving find a healthy, fibre rich snack option that will help you hold onto that feeling of being full for longer. A handful of mini whole wheat pretzels are a great snack to use to stop food cravings.
Last but not least water might be one of the best remedies against food cravings. As we all know, water is calorie free and is very important for our organism. Try to drink a glass of water whenever you feel hungry. This tip works often and will help delay your hunger sensation until the next scheduled meal.
Next time you go for a snack to stop cravings choose a healthy option, from the ones listed above, and stop food cravings instantly, without ingesting to many empty calories and compromising your diet!