Food Cravings


Food Cravings

Have you ever craved certain foods and felt that somehow this was a bad reflection on you? unhealthy food cravings  do  require an extra measure of self-control if we are going to conquer them, but be encourage. These cravings are merely your body’s way of signaling that something is out of whack. And that’ ‘something ‘ can be physical hormonal , neurochemical, emotional, or even  spiritual.

From now on, commit your cravings to God at the moment they occur. He will give you  the strength to get through them without over eating and the wisdom to understand what your body or heart tying to tell you. Let your craving begin a process of bringing your body back in physical  and spiritual balance.

One of main emotion al motivators that can send you running for the fridge is stress. When  you hold on to stress  and worries , you can become depressed .All of these emotions can lead to overeating as you turn to food for comfort. The sidebar on the next article  gives you a few practical tips to help you tame you food cravings while you lean to deal with the underlying emotions that may be causing you to turn to unhealthy foods. On article 14, you will find more information about the mind-body- spirit connection and its effort on your food choices.


Here are a few  practical tips to help you curb unhealthy food cravings.

  1. Never go to anywhere without packing  a healthy snacks such as fruit or nuts in single-serving- size resalable bags or containers.
  2. Keep water with you at all times. Drinking water can often curb hunger pangs and make you feel full without turning to unhealthy foods or high-sugar beverages
  3. Thing of healthier alternative. For instance, instead of a bowl of ice cream, try scoop of frozen yogurt, instead of potato chips and French onion dip, try baked chips and fresh salsa. While these alternatives might not be ideal, they are a step in the right direction and can help bridge the gap between  where you’ve been and where you want to be with your diet.
  4.  Control  your portions. If you do slip up and indulge  in an unhealthy food, never eat directly from the package. Place a small portion on a plate and put the rest away. Challenge  yourself to leave part of the food on the plate when you’re through or see if you can move on after only a bite or two
  5. Keep track of you cravings. This can be a key  to determining the underlining  emotions such as stress that may be causing you to turn to food at certain times of the day, week, or month.
  6. Distract yourself. Taking a brisk walk will not only help to get your mind off  your cravings, but it will also release stress and burn off some calories in the process. Calling a friend is calorie free and fat free, and a much healthier source of comfort than a tub of Ben and Jerry’s
  7. Eat three well-balanced meals a day and a healthy midafternoon snack. Consume high-fiber food with each meal and snack. This will help stabilize blood sugar and help to control hunger.