To err is human… and the same can be said about ‘craving’ for tongue tingling yet unhealthy food. If you find yourself craving for sugary sweet delights or salty oily fast foods from some odd food joint, you can take it for granted that you are not alone and billions of others are facing this delightful yet devastating health issue. To keep yourself from developing obesity, blood sugar problems and other associated issues, it is imperative that you learn how to control your craving as soon as you possibly can. If you have been struggling with your efforts already, here are 5 ways in which nutritionists deal with their craving for unhealthy foods. You can try them out for the best results.
Keep your mouth engaged – It is easy to fool your mouth to think that it is engaged. There are 2 basic purposes of the tongue. One is to assist in tasting and helping the food get down your throat and the second is to assist in talking. Here, your goal is to let your tongue assist you in talking so that your urge for unhealthy food especially as snacks. If you have not had the time to call your mother or best friend in weeks, this is perhaps the right time to do it. If you have a karaoke machine, sing your craving away. If you like reading, read your book out aloud.
Keep your hands engaged – Your phone is handy and you are craving to place a call with the pizza place to deliver a mighty cheese filled, salami rich topping. It may just take about a minute to complete the deal, but you need to keep your health first. Try to keep your hands engaged instead. Pick up a pair of wrist exercising balls instead, and work out your lower arms. If you have a PS4, updated version of PS3 or X box, this is the right time to try out that new game. This is one of the best ways to wait out the craving.
Stock up on healthy snacks – When you go for shopping grocery, dwell in the fruits and vegetables section for as long as you can so that by the time you need to hit the unhealthy food section, you are too tired to take your trolley through the crowd. With your kitchen piled up with fresh and nutritious inclusions, you are more likely to be inspired to chew on a piece of health than any other unhealthy options.
Try to balance – If you have under all circumstances, tried and yet been unable to control your desire for such foods and have taken a bite or two already, try to control the damage by balancing it out with more nutritious options. If you have eaten a king size burger for lunch, your dinner should be nothing more than assorted steamed vegetables!
Make a conscious effort – If you don’t make a conscious effort to control your craving, there is no other force on earth that can make you walk the pro health way. You have to say ‘NO’ to your weaker side to give a jolt to your cravings. You can also and count till 10 when you feel such urges, take a deep breath and move on.