no doubt about it, most Filipinos love to eat. It’s manifested even in a
slogan which goes, “Dito kumakain ang masarap kumain,” We just have a knack
for enjoying a satisfying meal.
also a fact that craving can affect even the most determined dieter. Similar to
giving up smoking, when dieting you always get cravings. But try the following
tips to help you cope and resist temptation:
Don’t skip meals as
this will make you more likely to crave other foods and snacks because you are
hungry. Studies show that those who skip meals often overeat in their next meal
thus nullifying the meal they skipped.
yourself as this will most likely lead you to experience cravings and you may
give in to temptation. Keep healthy snacks like fruit or carrots/celery sticks
handy at all times.
Drink plenty of water
as dehydration can sometimes be mistaken for hunger and can increase cravings,
especially for sweet foods. Water will also make you feel full and that will
make you less hungry.
Don’t keep food you
crave in the house, and don’t go shopping when you’re hungry as you will
more likely buy foods that are in the no-no list.
As with any craving,
distract your attention from it—go for a walk, have a bath or watch TV.
Indulge once in a
while so that you don’t deprive yourself completely as this could be your
downfall. If you crave chocolate allow yourself a fun-sized chocolate bar and
don’t feel guilty.
healthy lifestyle with a balanced diet is always best. Good luck!