WRITTEN BY CHERISE PETERSON, CERTIFIED FITNESS NUTRITION SPECIALIST THROUGH NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SPORTS MEDICINE (NASM).
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These are six ways that I have helped control my cravings and get past them:
- Eat breakfast everyday. This way we are not starving by lunch time.
- Exercise regularly. Even though you are hungry after a training session, exercising regularly helps control those cravings by helping distract you when you normally might be bored.
- Outsmart that snack attack. Plan ahead by meal prepping all meals and snacks. Eat 6 meals a day to prevent the craving to snack.
- Get emotional support. If you are an emotional eater instead of eating when they feel out of control, talk to someone.
- Train yourself to think small. If you do have a snack, think small. Train yourself to have small servings instead of overindulging in what you want to eat.
- Substitute healthy stand-ins to take the place of the unhealthy versions. I’m including a chart of examples for this very thing. Beware of things that say that they are healthy. Click here to see the latest article about things claiming to be healthy but are not truly.
*Disclaimer: What the labels that say because sometimes they add sugar into non-fat items making them higher in carbs and processed foods. Try to stay to as non-processed as possible.
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