6 Ways to Overcome Cravings
Food cravings have a way of sneaking up on you. No one is immune. But, the good news is this. There are several ways to overcome cravings. These are just a few of them to consider.
When you’re craving something sweet distraction can be your best friend. Try calling or texting a friend, picking up a good book or even exercising for a few minutes. It really does help to keep cravings at bay.
Even though it may seem like your craving is going to last forever, it won’t. Think of a craving like a wave. It hits you, it builds up and then it disappears.
You can actually be thirsty when you feel hungry. Who knew, right? The next time you get a craving for something, drink a large glass of water. Many times, the urge to eat something disappears in just a few minutes. Better yet, drinking plenty of water is good for you!
Get Plenty of Rest
Depriving yourself of sleep sometimes leads to more cravings. When you don’t get enough rest, it causes the hormones that affect your appetite to fluctuate wildly during the day.
It’s always best to eat on a regular schedule, if possible. Hunger is one of the main reasons people experience cravings. But, if you can’t eat on a regular schedule, one easy solution is to keep healthy snacks on hand.
Never Go Grocery Shopping Hungry
Going food shopping when you’re hungry is one of the worst things you can do when you’re craving food. Why? More cravings and impulse buys! Not only that, do you really want to be one of those shoppers who eats a bag of chips right there in the store?
These are five super-simple ways to overcome cravings. Don’t let these annoying urges get the best of you. Remember, these tips, the next time you get hungry. The bottom line is you’re stronger than they are!
We all know that salmon is good for the brain but did you know that salmon is great after you workout? Research suggests that the omega-3 fatty acids found in salmon may help reduce post-exercise muscle inflammation. It lowers the amount of prostaglandin, a naturally produced compound in the body that can trigger inflammation. Additionally, salmon is packed with lean protein, which is essential in cell generation and promotes muscle repair.
At just 4 calories a spear, asparagus is the perfect side dish to go with your salmon. It is very low in fat and half of its calories are from protein.
Baked Salmon & Asparagus
Salmon is very easy to make. A lot of people get scared to cook it but the truth is, there isn’t much faster food, that tastes delicious around. The trick is getting the right Salmon. You want wild salmon bought from a good market. You can buy fillets or steaks. It should not smell fishy at all.
Asparagus Ingredients and Instructions
1 LB Fresh Asparagus Spears
3 Cloves Garlic, minced
1 TSP Himalayan Sea Salt
1/4 TSP Fresh Ground Black Pepper
2 TBS Olive Oil
1/4 Cup Butter (or you can skip if you are cutting fat)
Trim asparagus spears by breaking off the hard end and carefully peeling the hard layer off the stems with a vegetable peeler. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat, turn up to medium high stir in olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic but don’t allow to brown. Add in the asparagus and cook for 10 minutes turning often to ensure that asparagus is evenly cooked and coated with seasonings.
Baked Salmon Ingredients and Instructions
4 3 ounce Salmon Fillets
Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
Fresh Ground Black Pepper
Olive Oil to Drizzle
On a non stick baking sheet place seasoned fillets skin side down. Drizzle with olive oil. Bake at 450 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes until fish flakes easily. Serve with asparagus on the side.