One of the most difficult parts of losing weight is to significantly cut down on your intake of refined sugars. The reason it is such a roadblock on the path to improved health is multifaceted: not only are many different kinds of junk food designed to tickle the pleasure centers of your brain, they are available seemingly everywhere. There’s also the issue of hunger. For someone who’s use to satiating their appetite with things like chips, cheeseburgers, various desserts and candy, it can be difficult to suddenly remove unhealthy snacks from your diet. However, as this Authority Nutrition post points out, there are ways you can curb your cravings for junk food.
One proven strategy is to increase your consumption of water. In many cases, when we feel the sensation we associate with hunger, we’re actually feeling thirsty. If you feel hunger pangs soon after eating a balanced meal, try downing a 16 ounce glass of water. If you go for an extended period of time without eating anything, you will become extremely hungry and there’s a good chance you’ll overeat as a result. In order to avoid that outcome, make sure that you bring a few healthy snacks, like berries or nuts, with you when you know you won’t be able to eat a full meal for a long while.
Read the full article here: 11 Ways to Stop Cravings for Unhealthy Foods and Sugar