Nothing gets in the way of a good diet like a craving for something sweet, baked, or deep-fried.
While you are minding your own business, making sure that you burn more calories than what you are consuming, the sneaky little monster called “cravings” can sneak in and ruin all of your progress.
According to the men and women in white coats and thick-brimmed glasses, our default craving is a craving for carbs or sugar. This is because your body might be used to getting more carbs than your diet allows, and now it feels that it is low on energy, or simply because you are feeling a bit down and want some comfort food.
Although cravings may become intense sometimes, you don’t have to give in to them! Keep these 4 keys in mind to help you overcome your carb cravings.
- Get Up and Exercise
Firstly, this is a great way to keep busy and keep your mind off of your cravings. More importantly, exercise releases endorphins in the body, which are basically “happy hormones”. These can give your body the satisfaction it craves instead of getting this same satisfaction from a chocolate bar – and exercise comes with a lot less guilt afterwards!
Just 30 – 45 minutes of exercise in the morning can help lessen your cravings throughout the day, and of course, exercise burns those nasty calories that you want to get rid of.
- Regulate Your Blood Sugar
Another reason for cravings is when your blood sugar drops and your body wants sugar to give it a boost. You can manage your blood sugar levels better by making a few simple changes to your diet and eating habits.
- Eat at least 3 healthy and balanced meals per day.
- Eat a healthy snack in between your meals so that you blood sugar does not drop too much in this time.
- Make sure your meals contain healthy fats as well as plenty of protein as these are a good way of feeling fuller for longer.
Try the Manna Low GI Diet to help control blood sugar levels with what you eat. We also recommend taking the Manna Blood Sugar Support supplement with each meal to help control blood sugar levels the natural way and therefore helping to curb cravings.
- Eliminate Your Trigger Foods
Some foods may simply be irresistible to you, and then you try and limit yourself to only a small portion of it. This might work if you have a ton of self discipline, which most of us don’t. The best way to avoid this happening is to steer far clear of these trigger foods.
- Boost Your Digestive Health
Even if you have become used to exercising, eating healthy and suffering from much less cravings, you might still be at risk for cravings due to another factor. Digestive disorders can cause the bad flora to grow in your gut, and this bad flora thrives on sugar. This may cause your body to start craving sugar for no apparent reason. The best way to manage this is to make sure that you keep your gut health on the up and up.
Therefore we strongly recommend taking the Manna GUT Support to reinstate healthy flora (bacteria) in the digestive tract. We also recommend the Manna Diet, because this diet can help with the elimination process of all sugars and carbs which are the fuel for the “bad flora”.