Mentally Battling Food Cravings
Sometimes, going on a diet is much more of a mental think than it is physically eating only certain kinds of foods. While it’s true that your taste buds and cravings will adjust if you stick to a diet for a few weeks, it’s also true that you’re much more likely to stick to those diets if you’re in a good place mentally. Here are a few tips to help keep you in that good mental head space so that you don’t go crazy and break your diet.
A lot of people eat junk food when they’re stressed out. If you’re a stress eater, one of the first steps to dieting is to find a replacement. For some people, they replace eating with exercising because it further helps their plan to lose weight. However, this doesn’t work for everyone. You could try replacing that junk food with healthy snacks, but even healthy snacks aren’t great if you eat a lot of them. Try to find something good for you that you can use as a stress outlet.
Try putting away the junk food. If you see it, you’re going to want it. In fact, if it’s possible, don’t even have it in the house. That way, there’s no temptation to cheat. If there’s no chocolate, ice cream, or cookies around, you won’t ever have to worry about giving in and eating one.
Write down how many calories you eat each day and make a note on the days you were over your daily calorie amount in red. This helps some people because they’ll see when they were good, and they will take pride on having a week of no red days. On the other hand, it can lead to a defeatist attitude if there’s a lot of red marks, so be careful with this tip.
You may also want to start taking an acai berry supplement. Research has shown that a supplement such as the acai berry may be able to provide you with a number of benefits.
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