1. Stay full: Feeling hungry is the #1 reason people fall off the diet wagon. The trick is to eat wholesome foods that do you good while curbing your appetite.
2. Drink water: When you’re not thirsty you are less likely to reach out for that sugar-laden soda. Drinking a glass of water before a meal can help reduce your appetite.
3. Avoid artificial sweeteners: these just make you crave more sugar. Try natural sugar substitutes instead.
4. Volumize meals: Fruits and veggies often contain high fiber and water. Both of these are feeling, which can help you eat less.
5. Eat slow-digesting foods: these help keep you feeling full longer. Think low high-fiber veggies, healthy fats, whole grains, and proteins.
6. Eat fats: Healthy fats can be your comrade-at-arms when battling cravings. These include nuts, nut butter, seeds, avocado, fatty fish, and olive oil.
7. Keep temptation away: If that brownie you so love is somewhere at home or work, chances are you will a reason to get to it. If it’s not, chances are you will pass and so will the craving.
8. Have a meal plan: Prepare your meals ahead of time and eat at scheduled times.
9. Shift your focus: Picture a fit and trim you when you catch yourself thinking of the food you crave. Also, identify craving triggers such as stress or boredom and find a way to deal with them.
10. Give in, moderately: Completely denying a craving can drive one nuts and rarely works. Allowing for, say, 100 calories a day treat can help reduce the power of the cravings.
Next, find out how carb management (not carb cutting), can help you lose fat. You can actually burn more fat while eating carbs.
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