Craving for junk food all the time? 8 tips to deal with it

Cravings for unhealthy food is more common than you think. The trigger could be anything from sight to smell of a certain food. There are ways to deal with it. Here are tips by nutritionist Pooja Bohra to control unhealthy food cravings.

Craving for junk food all the time? 8 tips to deal with it

Cravings for unhealthy food is more common than you think. The trigger could be anything from sight to smell of a certain food. There are ways to deal with it. Here are tips by nutritionist Pooja Bohra to control unhealthy food cravings.

We all are guilty of cheating on our diets due to sudden cravings or overloading us with calories despite having a full meal. Craving for unhealthy food is more common than you think. The trigger could be anything - the sight or the smell of a certain food. There are centres in our brain related to memory, pleasure and reward that may have a role to play in food cravings. Hormonal imbalance, stress, pregnancy, nutritional deficiency or mood swings can also make us crave for a particular food, mostly an unhealthy one. Here are tips by nutritionist Pooja Bohra to control unhealthy food cravings.

Drink water: Thirst is often confused as hunger or food craving as they can produce similar sensations in the body. Try staying hydrated throughout the day to reduce those cravings.(Pexels)

Avoid long gaps between meals:

Chew your food properly: 

Don’t skip any meals:

Include protein in every meal:

Fight stress:

Get enough sleep and rest:

Stock up healthy options at home: