5 Ways to FIGHT Food Cravings!
Are you one of those women that train hard and eat clean but just cant shake those sabotaging cravings? Well you’ve come to the right place. Here are 5 SIMPLE ways to fight food cravings:
#1 Delay or Distract:
Tuning out a food craving for just a little while can actually make it go away, as will finding something else to do such as call your mum, take the dog for a walk or research a new recipe on the net.
#2 Chill Out:
Since cravings are often triggered by stress, boredom, anger, and other emotions, find other ways to calm down. Exercise has been shown to ease stress and release endorphins, so go for a walk on the beach (this is my way!), do some yoga, or better yet get to one of our KICKFIT classes and kick the sh%t out of our manshields! Other ways to let out the stress are meditating, journaling, or even calling up a friend to vent.
If you’re legitimately hungry and craving something sweet, skip the sweet stuff—no snacking on fruit. Instead, have a snack focused on protein such as our ATHLETIX Whey Protein Powder. This secret weapon in Vixen-ville packs a huge satiety punch, letting your brain know that your body is full, well-nourished, and happy.
#4 Drink Up:
Thirst can easily be mistaken as a craving—that feeling of, “I need something…” is often hard to pinpoint. The next time you have a food craving, drink a glass of water first. Then wait about fifteen minutes. If you’re still hungry, it’s probably legitimate, but this method is a great way to make sure you’re not just dehydrated.
#5 Power Nap:
Food cravings and sleep deprivation go hand-in-hand. When you’re sleep deprived, your body releases a hormone that makes you crave sugars and carbohydrates. If you think you might be reaching for food from sheer exhaustion, take a fifteen minute power nap. Giving your body what it really needs will be a more effective way of making yourself feel better.
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