Sure, we all get the urge to grab that vada pav on the go. Maybe just one scoop of ice cream post meal to get everything settled? But it's when you find yourself actively searching for a sugar fix at 4 pm on Monday when you know that chocolate probably won't cut it. "Food cravings can be associated with nutritional deficiencies, imbalances, dehydration and a lot more. These cravings tend to change with your mood swings, situation or a time," warns Nmami Agarwal, nutritionist to reigning Miss world Manushi Chillar.
Nmami has a few tips to help you manage your cravings, which she shares along with diet substitutes that will help sort your cravings out all together.
- A no is better than crying over spilt milk – It’s okay to leave that last slice of cheesecake or a pizza. We all can learn the power of no while preparing our brain that we don’t require any more food. Because that one denial is going to take us a long way.
- Learn to divert – Opt for a small walk or indulge yourself in your favourite pass time/ hobby during those ever-changing mood swings. This will shift your energy in an entirely different direction helping you to stay away from cravings.
- Listen to your gut – You must listen to your inner feelings that you can skip that exotic cheesy recipe and stick only to the healthy course.
So instead of justifying a bag of chips with yoga, balance your diet so that you can curb and control your food cravings.