4 Ways to Help Curb Your Cravings

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Most of us have food cravings, and they’re often in the form of junk food loaded with sugar, fat and calories. French fries, doughnuts, potato chips and cookies can be hard to resist, but regular consumption of these snacks can cause problems for your health, waistline and well-being. Try the tips below to maintain good eating habits and manage those unhealthy cravings.

  1. Remove temptation.
    If you crave a particular type of junk food, like ice cream or candy, don’t keep it around. The more easily you can satisfy a craving, the more likely you are to give in. On the flip side, the less you give in to a craving, the weaker that craving becomes. Set yourself up for success by making your biggest cravings less available.
  2. Make healthy swaps.
    Planning ahead is key. Look for food inspiration and have healthier alternatives readily available. Instead of a bag of potato chips, have a few olives or veggies with hummus. Fruit with nut butter is a hearty alternative for a sweet craving. If chocolate is your weakness, stick to dark chocolate with 70 percent cacao or more.
  3. Get moving.
    A study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition found that beginning and maintaining a regular exercise regimen may lead to increased fruit and vegetable consumption. So get moving and make it a habit; you may find yourself eating healthier without much thought or effort.
  4. Occasionally give in.
    If you deprive yourself of something completely, your cravings can get more intense. Unless you have a specific health concern, you shouldn’t have to eliminate something from your diet completely. Allow yourself to give in every now and then, just control your portions.

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Selena D.

Selena D. is a Board Certified Hypnotist, member of the National Guild of Hypnotists, an EFT Practitioner and NLP Certified. She has assisted thousands of individuals as they have discovered their own creative mind powers for personal growth and abundance. While earning a distinguished reputation within the industry, Empowered Hypnosis Wellness Centers has grown to become a full service wellness provider offering Hypnosis, Life Coaching, Reiki and Massage Therapy. Nothing brings Selena greater joy than seeing people change their lives for the better. Selena’s work has been featured in numerous local and national media outlets over the years, including WPIX 11, Fox and NY Post. She continues to maintain an extensive base of loyal clients whose lives, work and relationships have been enriched with her guidance. Norma Lujan, Harper’s Bazaar “Most Fabulous at Any Age 2013” winner is among Selena’s clients. She keeps current on the latest research in the field of mind and body wellness by attending numerous seminars and trainings. She has attended Louise Hay’s workshop on teaching people to love themselves, and T. Harv Ecker’s Millionaire Mind Seminar, his “Train the Trainer” program and received a certificate of completion. Selena has also traveled to California to learn from Billionaire Bill Bartmann about bouncing back from life’s hardships, and attended Excellerated Business School for Entrepreneur’s Money and You seminar. Selena practices what she teaches as she continuously seeks ways to learn and grow through self-improvement.

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