Eleven ways to curb food cravings

Eating more protein, tackling stress and getting a good night’s sleep are among the best tips and tricks to curb unwanted cravings according to experts.

Monday, 18th March 2019, 11:05 am
Updated Monday, 18th March 2019, 12:03 pm
These tips can stop you craving unhealthy food like burgers

Specialists from health and fitness site Vivotion.com have revealed 11 ways those who want to resist unhealthy foods can reduce the number of cravings they experience and avoid giving in to their desires.

Chewing some fresh, minty gum is among the most straightforward ways to resist food cravings it gives you the sensation of eating, without eating.
If you feel the urge for some biscuits, often the best way to avoid giving in to your craving is to step away from the cookie jar.

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Organising your food for the day ahead in a morning can remove uncertainty and spontaneity from your diet.
Consuming more protein could reduce overeating by supressing your appetite it can reduce the desire to snack by leaving you feeling full and satisfied for longer.
Appetite can be greatly influenced by hormones that fluctuate throughout the day, which can be disrupted if you dont get enough sleep at night.
What feels like hunger or a particular food craving can often just be thirst, so try drinking some water and waiting a few minutes - if the craving goes, you just needed rehydrating.
Being unhappy or under pressure can often lead to a desire to comfort eat, so attempt to identify the source of any problems and try to find a solution, to avoid cravings that come from stress.
Grocery shopping on an empty stomach is probably the easiest way to induce an unnecessary and unhealthy food craving.
Putting yourself into calorie deficit before the day has even got going will more than likely lead to major food cravings later in the morning.
If you always seem to have a desire for crisps, for example, an easy solution is to not have so many packets lying around the house.
Tracking what you eat and its nutritional information may guilt-trip you into saying no to your next unhealthy craving.