Sleep is a good option

Sleep is a good option

Stress may induce food cravings and influence eating behaviors, especially for women.

Studies support this, showing that sleep-deprived people are up to 55% more likely to become obese, compared to people who get enough sleep.

For this reason, getting good sleep may be one of the most powerful ways to prevent cravings from showing up.

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11 Ways to Stop Cravings for Unhealthy Foods and Sugar

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Drink water

If you feel a sudden urge for a specific food, try drinking a large glass of water and wait a few minutes. You may find that the craving fades away, because your body was actually just thirsty.

Furthermore, drinking plenty of water may have many health benefits . In middle-aged and older people, drinking water before meals can reduce appetite and help with weight loss.

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Plan your meal

Planning your meals for the day or upcoming week eliminates spontaneity and uncertainty, both of which can cause cravings.

Hunger is one of the biggest reasons why we experience cravings.

To avoid getting extremely hungry, it may be a good idea to eat regularly and have healthy snacks close at hand.

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Get slim, control cravings...

Food cravings are the dieter’s worst enemy.

These are intense or uncontrollable desires for specific foods, stronger than normal hunger.

The types of foods that people crave are highly variable, but these are often processed junk foods that are high in sugar .

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Divert your mind from food

When you feel a craving, try to distance yourself from it.

For example, you can take a brisk walk or a shower to shift your mind onto something else. A change in thought and environment may help stop the craving.

Some studies have also shown that chewing gum can help reduce appetite and cravings.

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Food cravings

They are an intense desire for a specific food. This desire can seem uncontrollable, and the person's hunger may not be satisfied until they get that particular food. We usually feel cravings for junk foods and processed foods high in sugar, salt, and fat.

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Why You Self-Medicate With Carbs and Sugar During Depression

Cravings can be your body’s way of letting you know it’s not getting something it needs, such as a specific vitamin or mineral.

You don’t have to completely deprive yourself of the treats you enjoy. The key is understanding why you are craving them and making sure that your overall diet is balanced and nutritious.

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Why You Get Sugar Cravings

Here are some reasons that may apply to you as to why you are craving sugar:

  • You are using artificial sweeteners
  • You sleep poorly
  • You are stressed
  • You are eating to soothe your emotions or to feel better
  • You body needs certain minerals

The above are the most common reasons why many of us, especially women crave for this.

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Why We Get Sugar Cravings? (Reasons & How to Stop Them)

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