We all experience food cravings, and we’ve all given in to those cravings from time to time. However, when giving in to these cravings starts to undermine weight loss or weight management, it’s time to take back control. If your clients have a hard time saying no to temptation, there are steps they can take to stay on track. Here are a few simple ways they can conquer cravings and stay committed to their goals:
Enjoy Filling Foods
It’s likely that your clients are busy, often juggling work and family responsibilities. A busy schedule can often lead to skipping meals or eating unsatisfying, pre-packaged foods. While this may save time, it can also lead to hunger and cravings later in the day. Encourage your clients to eat healthy portions of nutritious foods including fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. These foods will help them feel full and satisfied longer, so they are less tempted to snack throughout the day.
Healthy meals aren’t the only thing your clients might be sacrificing to save time. They may also be forgetting to drink enough water throughout the day. Staying hydrated not only helps us feel better, but it can also prevent us from snacking when we aren’t actually hungry. Suggest that your clients keep a water bottle at their workspace, and set goals for how much they should drink each day.
Do your clients sometimes eat simply because they are stressed or bored? Regular exercise can help them kick this habit. Exercise will not only help them beat boredom, but it can also reduce stress levels. Encourage your clients to find 30 minutes each day for physical activity.
Find Healthy Alternatives
Even when we do everything we can to beat our cravings, we’re bound to give in and have a snack every so often. Giving in to cravings doesn’t have to lead to regret! Teach your clients to anticipate their cravings, and keep a few healthy snacks available for these moments. Keeping nutritious snacks such as nuts or dried fruit in their purse or desk, rather than packaged snacks, will make the healthier option the easiest one.
Remind your clients that cravings happen, and that giving in doesn’t mean they have failed. Simple tips like these will give them the tools they need to stay on track and meet their healthy weight loss goals. A supplement containing Super CitriMax® can provide additional support for your clients’ diet and exercise routine. Super CitriMax® has been extensively studied and shown to reduce weight three times more effectively than diet and exercise alone. Clinical research has also shown that people who took this supplement reduced their calorie intake from snacking by 40%. You can find out more about the benefits of Super CitriMax® by visiting our website, or by contacting InterHealth directly at 1-800-783-4636.
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