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How To Avoid Stress-Induced Cravings

Posted May 20 2009 11:44am

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Is stress making you eat more carbs than you need?

Do find yourself going for the cookie jar, a tall cafe latte or the vending machine simply because you HAVE TO?

Maybe you are in a hurry. Maybe there are no healthy food around or maybe you are just desperate for food. NOW!

Stress-induced cravings can ruin the the best-laid healthy diet plans. But you can control the cravings with these simple diet tips.

5 Healthy habits to avoid stress eating

1. Start you day with a healthy breakfast.

2. When you feel the stress building up eat a small portion of carbohydrate rich food, like bread, pasta, rice, couscous or popcorn.

3. Eat between meals. Make sure you eat something every 3 hours. Have a small snack like a piece of bread with 2 slices of cheese or some veggies.

4. Exercise for 30 min a day 7 days a week. This will make you stronger, calmer and more resistant to stress.

5. Create a distraction. When you feel like going for that cookie jar wait 15 min and do something to distract you attention. Go for a walk, surf the web, read a magazine. Usually after 15 min you’re cravings are gone.

Don’t let your cravings take over your healthy diet plan.

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Tags:cravings, diet, diet-plans, stress, stress-induced cravings, weightloss

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