I am going to share ways you can overcome cravings so you will effortlessly want less food. Cravings can feel very hard to handle because they tend to stick in your mind but there are tricks you can use that will help you rid this craving from your thoughts and if you can spare a couple of minutes to read on I would love to share them with you.
1. Grab some peppermint. This tip could easily be written off as crazy if it wasn’t backed up by a university study. A group of participants were asked to sniff the scent of peppermint throughout the day and what they found was that they were easily able to move away from their desire to eat craved foods. It was so effective in fact that participants ate 2,800 calories less during the week.
2. Take a 15 minute hike. A study performed at a different university showed another approach to cutting cravings. In the study participants where tempted with their favorite treat and then sent on a walk. They found that it took 15 minutes of activity for them to “forget” the craved food.
3. Make the tempting food smaller and darker. This is a mind trick that you can use to make the food less desirable. If you have ever noticed the picture you create in your mind of a craved food you will notice that it is typically bright and prominent. By taking that picture and with your mind making it smaller and darker you will find that the food is less appealing. Give this a try, you will be surprised at how well it works.
You can overcome cravings and trick your mind into wanting the food less so you can finally lose that extra weight.