Yes we all have them. They’re completely normal. The real challenge is not giving into them too often. Learning what causes your cravings and how to manage them will help you stay on track🤔
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First off, a craving is not hunger. When you’re hungry, your body has various ways of telling you that it wants and needs sustenance. It requires fuel to keep running, and pretty much anything will do…..
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A craving is a hankering for a specific food ― usually the type that is not part of your healthy eating plan🌭🍕🍩
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When you crave a certain food, your brain generates vivid images of that food, reinforcing the craving and making it more powerful 😈
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CRAVINGS = SNACKING = INCREASED CALORIES = WEIGHT GAIN = INCREASED SUGAR LEVELS = CRAVINGS….. bla bla bla and so it goes on.
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So how do we stop them?
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Here’s a few tips to get you started✍🏻
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Be sure to eat 2-3 balanced meals a day to include protein, good fats & good carbs (green leafy veg, root veg and wholegrain varieties as often as possible)
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Be proactive; eat regularly and don’t let yourself get too hungry
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Food prep – prepare your food in advance, batch cook and freeze to avoid reaching for a quick fix
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Drink plenty of water; sometimes your body mistakes thirst for hunger 💦
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Make sure you’re allowing yourself 1-2 days a week flexible eating to enjoy some of the things you love so you don’t feel deprived 🍷
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When a craving strikes, focus on something else; go for a walk, meditate, read, etc. 🙏🏼
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When a craving hits, track it. Write it down and note what you’re doing when it strikes, how you’re feeling and how you handled it. This helps you better understand and control them so you don’t have to cave to cravings.
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Happy Days 🎯🎯🎯🎯🎯🎯🎯🎯🎯

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