How to Stop Food Cravings Naturally – 12 Weird and Wonderful Tips to Bust Food Cravings

Food cravings are the dieter’s worst enemy.

These are intense or uncontrollable desires for specific foods, stronger than normal hunger.

The types of foods that people crave are highly variable, but these are often processed junk foods that are high in sugar.

Cravings are one of the biggest reasons why people have problems losing weight and keeping it off. – Health Line

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1. Eat on blue plates

It may sound weird but the research does show that blue is a natural appetite suppressant so try to use blue silverware, napkins, etc whenever you eat and on the flip side…….

Red, yellow, and orange have been shown to increase your appetite and makes you eat more.


2. Take a whiff of vanilla scent to curb cravings

The sweet smell of vanilla tricks you into thinking you are already satisfied your cravings for sugars.


3. Wait out your cravings

Most cravings pass within 20 minutes because they’re usually all in your head so you can survive these “fake cravings” by taking your mind off your cravings doing other things such as checking your email, looking at TV or hanging out with friends and…..

To tell the difference between a real hunger or just an emotional craving……If your hunger has increased after 20 minutes then you’re seriously hungry and even an apple will look delicious!


4. Use spices instead of salt and sugar

Use spices like cinnamon, cloves or ginger for flavour which will help you lose weight instead of sugar & salt that makes you FAT because……

Cinnamon, clove and ginger will decrease your sugar cravings by lowering blood sugar levels and….

Spicy foods can reduce your appetite by increasing your body’s adrenaline and noradrenaline levels.


5. Make sure you are getting enough sleep

Not getting enough sleep makes your body release an appetite causing hormone called Ghrelin that makes you want to eat more so…….

Try to get at least 7 hours of sleep so you can lower your Ghrelin levels and increase the levels of the fat burning & appetite suppressing hormone Leptin.


6. Exercise to eat less

Exercise helps your appetite suppressing hormone Leptin work better and Leptin basically tells you that you’re full and you need to stop eating and

According to a study in the Journal of Sports Science & Medicine….

People who did 30 minutes of weight loss workouts and body sculpting exercises ate 2000+ fewer kilojoules a day and to lose 0.5kg of FAT every week or 23kg a year – you just have to eat 2000 fewer kilojoules a day.

Exercise also decreases the hormone that increases appetite (ghrelin) and the more intense your exercise is = the more your appetite will be decreased.


7. Take vitamin B3

Taking vitamin B3 will help lower your sugar cravings and it will also help suppress your alcohol cravings as well.


8. Avoid artificial sweeteners

They trick your brain into making you increase your sweet cravings and also clog up your liver function which is so important for weight loss.

Use honey, dates and other wholefoods to sweeten things up.


9. Eat dark chocolate

Eating 2 small pieces of dark chocolate (min 70%) will help lower your cravings more than eating milk chocolate according to research from the University of Copenhagen.

The bitter taste of dark chocolate signals the body to decrease your appetite and the steric acid content in the dark chocolate helps slow digestion to help you feel fuller longer.


10. Try tofu

Tofu contains an ingredient called Genistein that helps you reduce your appetite.


11. Take a 15 minute walk

UK researchers found that you can reduce your cravings by 12% simply by taking a short 15 minute walk.


12. See yourself eating what you crave for

A study done showed that people who visualised themselves eating what they craved for…..

Ended up eating 61% less than those who did not use visualisation before eating what they craved for and the reason this happen is…..

How to Stop Food Cravings Naturally – The visualisation of you eating what you crave for tricks you into believing you’ve already had what you crave for and this helps you to significantly reduce your cravings.

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