Today has been quite the long day!
I woke up before 5am to work and have been going, going, going ever since.
I’M BEAT. Nothing like some extra cheddar stacks though, am I right?
I’m still bringing you some AWESOME tips because I feel that it has been a long time since I’ve thrown some FIT BABE tips at ya.
Today I’m talking about CRAVINGS.
How to BEAT them
how to EAT them,
lets face it A GIRL NEEDS HER PIZZA SOMETIMES.
I actually just ate some spinach & feta pizza from Domino’s so this is really very suiting.
To be quite honest, I crave junk food all day, i’ve just gotten excellent at dealing with it & i’m going to share with you exactly how I do so. ❤
I’m not here to tell you that avoiding your cravings is the way to go 24-7 because I believe that’s a bunch of horse SHAT.
I don’t want my fit babes to go CRAZY & hurt themselves avoiding foods they love!
Indulging once in a while helps ya not go insane.
Here’s how my week normally goes:
Mon-Fri my diet stays pretty consistent, lean & healthy. I think it has a lot to do with the fact that i’m out of the house all day and working so I don’t have much time to think about food.
When the weekend rolls around, i’m home more so my diet starts to get a little loose.
GRANTED, on Monday i’m back at the healthy eats.
I have a feeling not everyone is as disciplined? Let me know.
Either way, I’m sharing my tips on how I AVOID the cravings 80% of the time so we can be fit babes together. ❤ ❤
PLEASE share your tips with me as well.
Drinking Flavored Sparkling Water
Thank heavens, thank Jesus, thank your mama that SPARKLING WATER exists. This is the holy grail of all my fit babes with a sweet tooth! Sparkling water not only has TONS of health benefits, vitamins and minerals but it also makes you feel full and the flavor is always SWEET! I always take sparkling water with me to work and drink it when I’m feeling “bored-hungry” or CRAVING carbs and sugar. Just beware of ASAPARTAME! Some sparkling water has that evil ingredient which is very crucial to stay away from as I explained in this post. I love the Costco “Kirkland” brand in the Raspberry flavor– mmmm.
Usually this trick does the job when I am at work or school otherwise it doesn’t have much success. SWEET gum really helps curb my sweet tooth because I get JUST enough of the sweetness that I need to feel satisfied and gum also can sometimes be filling for a while especially when you drink cold water.
Find Healthy Alternatives
Desserts can be healthy!
If it fits your “macros” and the ingredients are REAL why not dig in to something sweet? My favorite macro friendly / “healthy” desserts are Halo Top ice cream (really soooo insanely good), dark chocolate & strawberries, Trader Joe’s coconut cashews & peanut butter chocolate chips. You can also find TONS of healthy dessert recipes online, so don’t be lazy and get the preservative filled stuff!!
Brush Your Teeth
(Now you may have already knew this trick but it works so well I had to point it out) Brushing your teeth, for whatever reason, totally shuts off that hungry indicator in your brain & it does so quickly! This works really well after lunch and dinner when I really don’t need any extra food I just WANT it– outsmart myself really. 🙂
Have a Freaking CHEAT DAY
Whether it be twice a week, once a week or once a month, allow yourself to indulge!! I find it so important to give myself one day to enjoy every meal without stressing about the calories and the way I will feel. During the week knowing I have a cheat day makes me wait to cheat on my diet until that particular day. I really enjoy having that one or two days to let loose and live a little, ya know? LIFE IS SHORT.
On that note I am OUT to burry my face in my new favorite book, “She Means Business” by Carrie Green, i’m loving it!! Really great for a woman wanting to start her own bizz. ❤