I know that food cravings can be hard to kick–especially when you’re trying to lose weight. It seems like you can’t quit thinking about those foods you love. Everyone experiences it, and it can make you cranky–even ruin a perfectly nice day.
Believe me, I know. I’ve been there. And before I tell you what REALLY works to curb those cravings, let’s look at a new study.
It was funded by the Wrigley Science Institute (yes, the gum people). They found that chewing gum for 45 minutes after lunch reduced cravings for sweet and salty snacks.
It sounds great, but this is actually very bad advice for people with diabetes!
You don’t want the sugar that’s loaded in regular chewing gum. And the sugar alcohols in sugar-free gum can cause gas, bloating, cramps, and diarrhea.
There’s a much better, longer-lasting way to combat your cravings. Here it is, in three simple steps:
- Stay hydrated. Drink water (not juice–see above if you need a reminder why) throughout your day.
- Keep moving. Even a little exercise can go a long way in reducing your sugar cravings. I’m not talking about working up a sweat or spending hours in the gym. A walk around the block will do. The idea here is that when you’re moving, your brain is otherwise occupied and there’s simply no room for those cravings. And you’ll be surprised how long the effect lasts.
- Learn how to indulge in foods that are truly crave-worthy. Cravings come from feeling deprived, which is pretty much impossible when you follow my program. The recipes and foods outlined in my New Hamptons Health Miracle will regulate your blood sugar so well and satisfy all your senses with amazingly decadent foods that you simply won’t miss the bad stuff.