Tips To Avoid Junk Food Cravings

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Hindustan Times

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Nov 08, 2021

Unhealthy food cravings are more common than one would imagine. Memory, pleasure, and reward centres in our brains may play a role in triggering these cravings

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Hormonal imbalance, stress, pregnancy, nutritional insufficiency, or mood fluctuations can all cause us to crave a specific food, usually one that is unhealthy

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Here are a few tips to help you control your unhealthy food cravings

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Thirst is frequently confused with hunger or a desire for food since they elicit comparable bodily sensations. To minimise cravings, try staying hydrated throughout the day

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Drink water

Small meals spaced out throughout the day can help to quell constant food cravings

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Keep your meal intervals short

Studies suggest that the action of chewing can help reduce hunger, make you feel fuller and reduce your cravings

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Chew properly

If you have a tendency of skipping meals, you may develop a craving for fast food or a sweet treat

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Avoid skipping meals

Protein takes longer to digest than carbohydrates, so it may keep you fuller for longer

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Increase protein intake

A lot of people indulge in over-eating which is often triggered by high levels of stress. Doing yoga and meditation can effectively reduce stress

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Fight stress

Keep healthier options ready if you don't want to consume junk food at home. Nuts like almonds and walnuts are great alternatives to satisfy your hunger

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Stock up on healthy foods

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