There have been times where we all have been guilty of binge eating. Usually while on a diet (avoid these 4 diet mistakes) and trying your hardest to resit. But sometimes, you are tempted with a delicious dessert, or salty snack, or going out with friends and “giving in.” You can still have those tastes, but there are some steps you can take so you don’t go overboard and just eat the whole thing. Like we have all done before, or for some of us, yesterday at the BBQ…..
Try the 30-second trick
Don’t pass on the dessert because you will crave it more, and binge later. Instead, try tasting one bite and let it sit in your mouth for 30 seconds. You will get to enjoy the flavors while tasting the flavors and textures. It actually tricks your brain into thinking you have had more.
Try it with a Hershey’s kiss. You may notice your craving has been fulfilled and not want another one. Hopefully.
Drink green tea
The next time you get a craving, try drinking a cup of green tea before giving in. Studies have shown that sometimes our cravings for food is really a craving for water. We often mistake hunger for thirst and so a few sips of this tea can turn off cravings. It is a no-calorie drink that gives you a burst of sweetness to help trigger you brain’s pleasure center to be satisfied.
If you want to boost your metabolism even more, by 5%, try drinking 2 cups green tea daily.
A new study has shown that by just eating one half of a grapefruit before each meal can help you lose four pounds in a month without making any other changes. Researchers have discovered that it lowers your levels of insulin that help dodge the blood sugar spikes that cause the cravings.
Wait 15 minutes. If you have a craving and you think you will break, wait 15 minutes and see if the craving passes. Try to get your mind off it, go on a walk or call a girlfriend. You might be surprised how the craving went away.