I decided since I didn't do anything different last week I would give you some helpful advice to curb those cravings we all can have.. One of my daily problems while I'm watching what I eat is the cravings I get for the foods I know I can't have, so I wanted to just list a few helpful ideas in case you are having the same problem or feeling hungry all the time (this is me too)...
Tips on how to curb cravings:
Eat more fiber (I do this and it works) - fills you up and stops sugar cravings
Drink whey protein - this releases appetite suppressant hormones that curb cravings
Don't skip breakfast (I eat breakfast) - when you skip breakfast you lower your blood sugar even more and that will make you crave food all day long
Have an egg for breakfast (I eat 1 egg & 1 egg white omelet mixed with mushrooms and fat free cheese) - eggs make you fill fuller throughout the day and they only raise your HDL cholesterol which is the good cholesterol in your body
Relax when stressed - when you stress your body releases a hormone called, Cortisol that makes you feel hungry
Sleep 7 hrs or more - when you sleep for 7 hrs you release a hormone called, Leptin which is a fat burning hormone
Wait 20 minutes - your cravings usually pass after 20 minutes (chew gum to help pass time)
Take Vitamin B-3 - this vitamin will lower sugar and alcohol cravings
Eat on blue plates - may sound weird but the color blue makes you want to eat less
Take a whiff of Vanilla scent - the smell of vanilla tricks you into thinking you just craved your need for sugar
Drink water before you eat meals - this fills up your belly, which makes you feel satisfied quicker
Drink green tea - this is an appetite suppressant and it's an all natural fat burner
I do some of these already, but now there are a couple more I'm going to try now... I hope this was helpful.. Let's all be weight happy together..