- Understand What Your Body Really Needs
The three main similarities about junk food is that, it’s usually high in calories, sugar and carbohydrates. So, it’s important to figure out what your body really needs.
Are you tired, sleepy or just restless? Understanding how you feel and why you seem to crave such foods is key to managing your cravings.
Instead of avoiding your cravings entirely (trust us, this can be difficult), find ways to satisfy them in a healthy way.
If you’re truly in need of a pick me up and think that chocolate is the best way to do so, why not munch on an apple instead? Or better still, jumping jacks to perk yourself up.
When you’ve eaten a full meal, the chances of you craving food later in the day is lower because your brain constantly tells you that you’re stomach is fulfilled and happy.
So when you’re out at lunch, load up on lean proteins, fibres and calcium.
The relationship between food and your body actually has more to do with your emotions than you think. So before you reach out for that bag of chips as a way to reward yourself for going through a hard day, ask yourself, are there other ways that I can do this?