[YOUR HEALTH] 3 Tips To Curb Food Cravings

By Melissa Hawthorne, MS, RD, LD
St. Hope Foundation

The next time you’re hit with an urge for Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream or a slice of Red Velvet Cake, stop and consider utilizing these 3 Tips for curbing some of those waist-altering, insatiable cravings.

  1. Go low-fat, not fat-free – Many people find that if they eat fat-free products all day they never truly feel satisfied. If hunger strikes soon after eating, try including some low-fat foods with each meal.
  2. Wait out your cravings– When an irresistible urge strikes, resist momentarily; take a walk or telephone a friend and drink a glass of water. Most cravings will pass in 10 minutes.
  3. Listen to your mouth – Maybe it’s particular texture you crave. If you’re craving potato chips, instead try pretzels, popcorn or whole grain dry cereals to satisfy your crunch.