5 Tips to Control Cravings

We all have cravings from time to time even when we are trying our best to eat healthy.. I have 5 tips to help control these cravings.

Throw yourself into something that gets your mind and hands distracted. This may be doing a fun hobby like scrapbooking, knitting, or doing a puzzle. You could also fold a load of laundry, make a phone call, or do menu planning.

Go on a walk. The fresh air and physical exercise will easily help you forget about that craved food.


Drink a glass of water. Most of the time when you think you are hungry; you are actually thirsty.


Brush your teeth. Just the thought of mixing the flavors of minty toothpaste and chocolate should help, but also who wants to get their teeth dirty just after brushing.


Chew gum especially minty gum. The act of chewing combined with the minty taste  is bound to change your taste buds and help you forget that craving.

If all this fails to keep you out of the cookie jar, or candy drawer, have one and then repeat these 5 things again. Remember this is a journey not a destination and these are lifestyle choices you are making that you will continue making for the rest of your life.  It won’t be the end of the world if you have one. Just don’t let one become a whole package.