By: Toni Carey (@toni_carey/@blackgirlsrun)
Summer is in full force, and so is my schedule! When I'm on the go, stress snacking is that thing that I have to constantly keep my eye on. Whether it's at my desk, or grabbing something not so healthy between meals, too much snacking (especially on the wrong things), can be the biggest enemy of my health goals. But, I gotta stay focused. Here's my five tips to kick your cravings!
Drink more water
Sometimes the feeling of hunger is actually thirst! Try drinking water before opting to sneak in a snack!
Don’t grab a snack as soon as you feel hungry, give it some time and see if it was just a craving that will pass
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Decrease your stress!
According to a Harvard Health Publication article "Why stress causes people to overeat," if stress persists "The adrenal glands release another hormone called cortisol, and cortisol increases appetite and may also ramp up motivation in general, including the motivation to eat. Once a stressful episode is over, cortisol levels should fall, but if the stress doesn’t go away — or if a person’s stress response gets stuck in the “on” position — cortisol may stay elevated." Reduce your stress, reduce your cortisol, and reduce your cravings!
Ask yourself if you're eating enough?
It may sound crazy, but you might just not be eating enough! Be sure you're taking in enough calories to fuel your day.
What are your go-to tips to beat your cravings?
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