Many of us get stuck in the same craving cycles that prevent us from shedding those unwanted pounds. Here are three things you can do to curb your cravings:
Drink water. Many times our junk food cravings are the product of partial dehydration. You can occupy your mouth, and quench your craving, so to speak, by drinking 2 glasses of water within thirty minutes.
Munch smart. Have some healthy snacks on hand to help satisfy the munchies when they come. If you love to snack on salty treats, stock up on healthy nuts and veggie snacks. If sweet is more your thing, keep apples, clementines, and low-fat yogurt on hand.
Accept your cravings. Part of changing your eating habits is letting go of the old ways that are not working for your body. You will have cravings, and at times it may be hard. Preparing yourself with healthy snacks and the ocassional measured indulgence will go a long way towards keeping you in control.