BlubberBusters Tips from Lucy

Foods to Help You
Fight Through Cravings

We talk a lot about cravings here on Blubberbuster. Cravings keep many people from eating healthy even when a person knows HOW to eat healthy. Cravings may come out of nowhere or they may come around at the same time everyday. The strength of cravings may surprise you!  

Some people believe that changing how you eat to lose weight can be tricky because of the cravings. Cravings may make your mind and body tell you that you need a certain food. Sometimes it may even feel like it hurts if you don't get a certain food. The best way to beat the cravings is to have a plan. Click here to find out more about making a plan.

There is another tool to help you fight cravings. Keep foods around that are low in calorie and high in taste. Next time a craving hits and you are not physically hungry, try and decide what you are craving. Is it something salty like potato chips? Something sweet like donuts? Maybe you crave something smooth like ice cream? Use this list to find other ways to help ease your cravings. Everything listed is below 50 calories!

Craving Something Salty? Craving Something Sweet? Craving Something Smooth? Craving Something Crunchy?
Instead try... Instead try... Instead try... Instead try...
pickles lollipop 1/2 cup sherbet 3 vanilla wafers
Edamame (soy beans with salt on top) 1/2 cup any berries with 2 tablespoon fat free Cool Whip sugar free fat free popsicles 1 cup raw baby carrots
5 saltines 1/2 cup applesauce 1/2 cup 1% or fat free cottage cheese 2 cups air popped popcorn
6 green olives 1 fig bar 1/2 cup fat free yogurt 50 toothpick-thin pretzel sticks

Make this a healthy week!

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