Top 5 Strategies for Curbing Cravings
Jul 29, 2020
1 min read
by Carol Covino
- Awareness: Know the difference between physical and emotional hunger. Physical hunger comes on gradually and is felt in your stomach. You’ll know it’s physical hunger when any food will satisfy your craving. Emotional hunger is hard to satisfy and is characterized by a sudden mental craving centered around a specific food.
- Don’t judge, punish, or deprive yourself because of cravings. When we tell ourselves a specific food is bad, we place emotions and attachment to that food. Track your food and plan a favorite treat into your day.
- Be prepared and avoid long periods of hunger. Plan your meals and have healthy snacks available to eliminate the spontaneity that can lead to cravings.
- Distance yourself from the cravings by choosing an alternate activity such as taking a walk, doing yoga, or reading a book.
- When you do eat, avoid distractions such as television. Eat mindfully. Think about the food, slow down your eating, and focus on the taste and texture. Set aside leftovers for the next day.
Carol Is a Health Coach at Covino Fitness Her passion for fitness has enabled to get the most out of her clients, helping them transform their lives and bodies. Carol has been active her entire life, a competitive runner who discovered the benefits of lifting weights later in her fitness journey. She entered her first bodybuilding competition at the age of 52 and was instantly hooked, becoming a
top 3 national NPC athlete and a 4 time masters national competitor.