Below are some tips on how to control food cravings:-
1. Take a nap
This isn’t always an option if you have a 9 to 5 job. If the option is there, just take a quick 20 minutes nap would do the trick. Sometimes fatigue promotes sugar cravings.
2. Have a cup of herbal tea or hot chocolate (sugar free)
Having a warm drink really seem to help me relax and remain calm.
3. Cook my meals in advance
Taking an hour or two to prepare some chicken breasts or some healthy soup gets my mind off it many times. Now I have my portions ready and do not have the excuse that there is nothing to eat.
4. Chew sugarless gum
It has become a habit for me to chew a piece of gum right after lunch until my next meal. Keeps my mouth busy.
5. Read interesting books
It keeps me busy and motivated.
6. Take a walk
Get that adrenaline pumping and then eat something healthy afterward. It can clear the mind and gives you energy.
7. Do work on home computer
This works well to distract my mind from thinking about the craving. When I am trying to write to people about eating healthy. I do not feel quite right doing it while eating a pack of chips.
8. Play a game with my girls
Quality family time and calorie burning workout in one activity.
9. Write it down
Writing how I am feeling or what my goals are or making to-do lists gets my mind off it. Keeps me focus on the things that I should and want to do.
10. Do long overdue tasks around the house
It has been know to work and the satisfaction when getting things done is great!