Find yourself wanting to lose weight, yet giving in at the first sign of temptation? Do you do great until the moment you start losing weight then allow yourself a cheat day that never ends? We have some great advice for you! We’re going to share the best tips on how to avoid fast food and sweet cravings and THEY REALLY WORK!
Drink 2 full glasses of water – Many times when we crave food, it is really our body telling us we are thirsty. Not only will drinking water keep us hydrated, it fills us up before we give in to that chocolate candy bar!
Clean out the kitchen – If you have chocolate ice cream and coffee cake in the kitchen, odds are you are going straight for them when a cravings hits. Get rid of all the empty carbs and fattening foods and replace them with grapes, strawberries, apples, and kiwis to kill that sweet craving.
Take the long way home – If your weakness is fast food and you pass Dunkin Donuts or McDonald’s on your way home everyday, try another route. Finding a scenic route or alternate way home can keep fast food drive-thrus out of sight and out of mind. Also, keep some pistachios or walnuts in the car to take the edge off the craving while driving past your favorite fast food weaknesses!
Make it harder for yourself – If you find yourself frequenting the drive-thrus at Taco Bell or Jack in the Box for a fast meal rather than cooking or packing your lunch, make a vow that if you really want to go to a fast food restaurant – you have to park and go inside to order and eat slowly. Odds are you won’t have extra time to waste (otherwise why would visit the drive-thru for fast food) and you will pass on stopping due to lack of time.
Brush your teeth – Keep trial size wisps (waterless toothbrush with paste all in one) and brush your teeth at work or whenever your tempted by fattening or sweet foods. You can also pop breath strips or chew peppermint gum to keep yourself from eating that chocolate cake or greasy cheeseburger that is tempting you while out with friends! Be sure to use all natural toothpaste.
We know leading a healthy lifestyle isn’t easy, but the benefits are amazing! Look at the big picture – when a craving hits meditate on how great your future looks when you are fit and healthy!