Everytime you go on a diet you can guarantee it- you will have major food cravings for all those good cookies, cake or chocolate-anything high caloric. If we can just go longer than five hours our blood sugar drops and cravings start. Try not to go that long, grab a small snack. We need to watch the time!
Eat protein - this helps control blood sugar and prevents cravings.
Drink water - dehyration causes some to crave salty food.
Try to get distracted when you crave food - Are you bored, anxious or stressed? Call a friend, watch t.v. etc.
How 'bout sugar free gum? This might reduce cravings for snacks. Careful about chewing an excessive amount of gum, too much can lead to tummy troubles for some.
How 'bout brushing your teeth? You don't want to spoil a clean mouth with chips or candy.
How 'bout a walk instead of a quart of Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream? Instead of piling on some calories you could just burn some.
How 'bout more fiber? Makes you fuller and great for digestion- like nuts, beans, fruits, vegetables and stays with you a longer time.
How 'bout reading the food labels? Always watch out for high fructose corn syrup, this can really trigger those cravings!
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