I know I’m not a dietitian or nutritionist but I believe people should be able to eat for pleasure, whenever they want, without necessarily having to restrict themselves to having to wait for their scheduled ‘cheat days’. However; I say this with caution.
Cravings are a very difficult challenge that we all have to deal with and how we handle them is very important.
Cravings put simply are: an intense desire for certain food or flavours. Cravings are a major challenge that we all have to deal with however, how we choose to handle them helps determine our progress during a wellness journey.
Here are some tips on how to eat right, fight cravings but still treat yourself. According to healthline.com, to fight cravings, you can:
1. Distance yourself from the craving
It’s a lot easier to resist temptation when it’s not staring you right in the face. Avoid having easy accessibility to whatever it is that you’re craving.
2. Avoid getting extremely hungry
The hungrier you are, the easier it is to say farewell to your self-control and over indulge.
3. Plan your meals
Structured meals help ensure that there’s little room for diversion. This works best for people who don’t necessarily believe in my ‘treat yourself’ philosophy.
4. Drink water
Often thirst is confused for food craving or hunger. Keep a bottle pf water with you always and you’ll be able to fight cravings, stay hydrated and have glowing skin too^^
Some foods that are known to help curb cravings include nuts, dark chocolate, berries. Be sure to check if these are acceptable for consumption if you’re eating according to a specific diet plan such as the Keto diet.
Most important takeaway from this is to let not let your cravings control you. Make sure that you eat according to your goals. Don’t allow cravings to have you your way away from your goals.
Hello and welcome to the beginning of your fitness and wellness journey. You've made a great decision! I'm Nicole Kahari, your wellness advisor and I will be guiding you through this journey. I began my personal journey in 2016 and I have only grown to love and appreciate myself, my mind and my body more ever since. I hope to help insight such positive changes in you too. So let us begin...