Self Control is not easy! It’s normal that we tend to have food cravings. Usually when we start eating chips then we crave them more, when we eat sugar we crave it more. Here are a few tips that I found that help!
When you crave: Crunchy (chips, caramel popcorn, biscotti)
Chew this: Baby carrots, fruit slices, or rice cakes. Almonds can also work, but be careful: Half a cup has over 400 calories.
When you crave: Creamy (peanut butter, risotto, mac ‘n’ cheese)
Chew this: Sugar-free Jell-O, hummus, or for dinner, a bowl of velvety soup
When you crave: Greasy (fries, pizza, burgers)
Chew this: Baked sweet-potato fries or thin-crust pizza with veggies. Choose 90% or higher lean beef–your mouth won’t know the difference.
When you crave: Fluid (juice, soda, slushies)
Sip this: Flavored sparkling wate. (Studies suggest that limiting caloric beverages leads to weight loss.) Or try a smoothie. Research shows that the thicker and more whipped the drink, the more satisfying it will be, saving you calories at your next meal. To achieve maximum thickness, toss in a frozen banana and blend.
Enjoy and start making small steps to a healthier lifestyle!!