What do you do about cravings and portion control to keep your diet healthy?
I tend to drink lots of water and stay away from soda since it increases women's chance on losing bone density over time -that's what I have heard-. Lately though I have a hard time just not wanting to watch my portion size and want more sweets. It takes discipline so what do you do? Do you meet yourself halfway by indulging a little? Do you take in an extra 20 minutes of cardio so you can earn your craving/little extra in portion size? Remember not all cravings should be ignored, it could be your body telling you of a possibly vitamin deficiency.
A one day fast works miracles for me. It helps to clean some out some of the toxins that contribute to the low energy and cravings. The cravings are often worse on the fast, but afterwards they go away and you are not constantly plagued with them. The longer you fast for, the greater the benefits.
You can do a juice fast if you are not used to fasting, and if you are used to it, then you can do a water fast. It's very hard at the beginning but it gets easier.
I have fasted before and I don't mind it after the first 12 hours. But funny how it's something that I forget is easily available to us.
Yeah I hear you... I usually think of it once I'm really down in the slumps and have no energy left for anything. I'm getting better at it though.
I know it's hard when your body craves for something and you want it badly but then, you realize that eating is easy (even enjoyable) but the extra calories--what are you going to do about it? I find that it helps to remove tempting food around the house. Out of sight, out of mind. Replace them with healthier choices--fruits, low-fat yogurt, baked chips instead of regular chips. As for portion control, I find that parceling out what you want to eat helps. I love nuts, so usually, I put a handful on a plate and tell myself that's it--eat that and then no more. And of course, once a while, we can give ourselves that "food pass" to eat that really indulgent cake (just not the whole thing).
Cravings are one thing I have to deal with on occasion. I also agree that having healthy choices is what helps: fruit, nuts, yogurt are always a good option. Yes, keep those tempting goodies out or sight and reach.
I love nuts, the main thing that has been helping me with life changing habits is me asking myself is it a leafy green, grilled, or fresh? If not don't eat it lol. I'm glad I posted this because it makes me more accountable! Thanks for your input!
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Doing a cleanse can help with the cravings and the portion control. In general, if you stay away from sweets, you'll stop craving them. The same thing goes for junk food. While doing a cleanse, you should eat healthy foods and after the cleanse you'll find yourself craving healthy foods.
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