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Food Cravings: Your 3-Step 'How to Handle' Guide

If you are going to stick to that New Year's Resolution of losing weight, then you have to learn to beat "Food cravings" Here are 3 tips to help.

Food cravings…Everyone gets them at some point or another. But only a few are able to get past them.  If you often find yourself giving into your food cravings, it’s time that you put together a plan to get past them.

Constantly giving into cravings will result in ingesting a much higher calorie intake than you should. This will no doubt leave you struggling to see the weight loss results you’re going for.

Let’s take a look at a few selected ways that you can combat food cravings and stick to a diet of healthy eating.

Eat Regularly

Those who eat on a frequent basis are going to have a more stable blood sugar level, and this is paramount to reducing blood sugar fluctuations that cause cravings to hit.

Don’t COMPLETELY Cut Out Nutrients

The best diet set-ups will include proteins, some complex carbs, and healthy fats as all are required to fuel a properly functioning body. It's ok to "limit" an intake of certain macronutrients. But cutting something out totally usually ends up in a mad revolt by your body and mind...in the form of cravings. 

Plan Cheat Days

The last thing that you should be doing to help control your cravings on your fat loss diet plan is to plan some cheat days into the mix.  Having a cheat day once a week is an excellent way to jump start your metabolism after six strict days on a diet plan. This can also put your mind at ease that there is going to be a time when you can eat that food you desire.

So there you have the main things to consider as you move about your diet plan in the New Year. Help stop cravings before they start so that you can stay the course and see the weight loss success you made a resolution to get rid of.

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