Some Great Ways To Stop Food Cravings




It doesn't matter who you are, food cravings is something that is natural with most people. However, if you happen to be on a fat loss diet the temptation for something sweet can be even greater with such things as chocolate, cookies, ice cream, cake or candy and this can sometimes be overwhelming and very stressful.

Having some type of food cravings while trying to lose weight is pretty much normal for most people, but it is also something that can turn into a bigger issue if not controlled early. Being hungry or the thought of starvation is definitely one of the major reasons why many people just give up with their fat loss diet.

As I mentioned, everyone suffers from food cravings while dieting, the difference is that some people can control food cravings while many others simply choose to give in as they cannot deal with the situation.

There are ways to fight food cravings and stay on your fat loss diet without the need of giving up or caving in to the temptation of that chocolate cake or bag of potato chips. The following ideas will give you a fighting chance to deal with food cravings before they most certainly take over and become a problem for you and your fat loss diet.

Drinking warm liquids such as milk or room temperature apple juice has long been known as something that can help control food cravings. On top of that, milk and apple juice will help fill your stomach which will curb your food cravings. Of course, there are other warm drinks that you could create that will have the same effect and work just as well. And, if you opt for tea, try drinking one of the decaffeinated brands.

Another great way to reduce food cravings is by increasing the amount of protein in your diet. Foods higher in protein are most likely going to do the best job at helping you to feel full and curb additional feelings of wanting to eat more throughout the day. High protein foods include beans, fish such as tuna, salmon and sardines, skinless chicken and turkey, raw milk, eggs, plain nonfat yogurt and whole grains such as bread, brown rice and quinoa. Your food cravings can significantly be reduced or even eliminated by simply including protein with each meal that you have every day.

Next, and this can be a great idea for many people suffering with food cravings. Be creative! That's right, be creative and find something to do to preoccupy your mind. Watching TV or playing video games or surfing the internet is not going to stop you from thinking about eating or help to eliminate any feelings of food cravings.

Do something that gets your body moving. Go for a walk, exercise, do some yard work or even start cleaning around the house. Anything that involves your body in motion is great for relieving the stress of food cravings and for reducing the added temptation of reaching for something to munch on.

Take some time and start thinking about other creative ideas that you can come up with that will help you to fight food cravings and make your weight loss goals a success.

Written by: K. Ho from

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