If you’re someone who strives for good health, chances are you know how hard it can be to struggle with beating cravings for unhealthy food. Especially around the holiday time of year, carbo-loaded, sugary treats are around every corner, just begging to tempt that devil on your shoulder! But some of the tactics that you might be using to stay healthy, might actually be making your cravings even worse!
Loading on guilt
Everyone indulges at times, and it’s a moment which should be relished with joy! After all, your body is made to balance itself out, so a nice slice of cake isn’t going to do any long-term damage. It’s when you feel guilty and horrible about yourself that your health actually goes downhill. So relax, and indulge in your favorite craving mindfully and in a reasonable portion size.
You might think that skipping breakfast is a good way to cut calories and help maintain your weight. But it’s actually a sure-fire way to increase your unhealthy cravings before lunchtime. When you miss breakfast, your body goes into starvation mode and you’ll start to crave the most fattening and sugary foods you can find. So eat a balanced breakfast to keep your cravings under control.
Keeping tempting treats around
When you keep sugary or other unhealthy treats in the house, you’re just asking for trouble. Sugar is known to cause many health problems like diabetes, as well as increase the the chance of tooth decay and cavities. Your dentist will tell you to keep sugary treats out of the house, so that if you really want one, you have to go to out of your way to get it.
The word “diet” as a way to lose weight just doesn’t make any sense from the start. If you’re trying to drastically change the way you eat in order to cut calories and pants sizes, there’s no way this can be sustainable. Getting into the shape you desire is about a lifestyle change, not some crash diet. And when you start to drastically restrict the foods you eat when dieting, this is when you’ll notice your unhealthy cravings starting to rise up in full force. So focus instead on creating a healthy, balanced lifestyle and you’ll achieve good health in the long run.
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