After a long run or a hard workout, it's tempting to indulge your cravings. So how do you keep your cravings from turning into out-of-control binges?
- When I feel a craving coming on, I rinse my mouth with mouthwash. Helps avoid extra calories and trips to the dentist!
- —Guest tomrunner
Get out of the kitchen.
- The closer you are to the food, the more likely you’re going to eat it. I go upstairs and get busy with something else, or else I’d be opening pantry and fridge doors.
- —Guest Sharlene
- When I'm craving something and I'm not hungry, I go for a run, do some sit-ups, squats -- anything to keep my mind off of food!
- —Guest rebecca
keep tempting foods out of the house!
- If I know my favorite foods (cookies, ice cream) are in the house, I have no willpower! So I just don't buy them. If I'm having company and I have tempting desserts in the house, I send them home with guests. I don't trust myself!
- —Guest Shannon
- When I feel a craving coming on, I try to give myself to a manicure or pedicure -- anything to keep my hands busy and my mind off of food!
- —Guest mandy
- I see if I can make all the spaces between my teeth clear - it takes longer than flossing, so it gets me through those warm summer evenings when cookie dough ice cream is knocking at my door!
- —Guest Jenny D
- I get massive cravings for chocolate..but over the past months I ate fruit or a fruit salad instead when I had the craving, and it worked! The cravings went. If you vary the fruit salad a lot it won't get boring, try exotic fruits, adding oats or raisins or gogo berries, add a low fat yogurt occasionally.
- —Guest becky
- I like to have a hot drink when I am really craving something-tea, hot chocolate, whatever (as long as it isn't something with more calories than what I'm trying to avoid!). Seems to make me feel fuller faster so I don't indulge, or at least eat less than I might otherwise.
- I keep packs of gum everywhere and pop a piece when a craving hits.
- —Guest ronnie