I’m on Slimming World at the moment and I don’t know about you but I often struggle not to cheat when I’m on a diet. When the kids are having something different for dinner, or they ask me for a treat, or even when I’m sat watching tv it’s hard not to reach for the chocolate. There are a few things I do though to replace that craving with something else:
Pre-prepare healthy snacks
I’m not a huge lover of fruit and veg so you’re unlikely to find me nibbling on a carrot stick or a fruit salad when the hunger pangs strike. I do however love chocolate and although I can have chocolate in moderation, I often find it hard to stop. I’ve found that by having a low calorie hot chocolate or even a slice of this Slimming World friendly chocolate cloud cake, that I can satisfy my craving and move past it.
Play a game
I find that if I think more of online bingo, or something similar and less about cake, my cravings tend to be forgotten about. It’s all about occupying your mind to get past wanting something you shouldn’t have, so whether you’re one of the dreaded candy crush fanatics, you prefer a game on the wii with the kids or even a board game, get playing and forget about that chocolate!
Yes I know water is boring and I have a real problem getting as much as I should into me on a daily basis, but if you drink water when you’re hungry and wait 20 minutes, you’ll often find you were actually thirsty and not hungry after all.
Do some exercise
Whether you bundle the kids and the dog into the car and go to the beach, head to the park or take yourself off to the gym, exercise is a sure fire way to forget about your food cravings and boost your weight loss.
Read a book
When you get really absorbed in a book it’s often hard to think of anything else. I read Me Before You by Jojo Moyes in under 24 hours after another blogger recommended it the other day and it was such a brilliant book. I literally couldn’t put it down.
Paint your nails
Lets face it, if you have wet nails, you can’t shove cake into your mouth. Simples.
Go to bed
And if all else fails just go to bed. If it’s getting late and you find yourself wanting to eat more when you know you really don’t need those extra calories, just take yourself off to bed. Enjoy an early night, have a Netflix binge in bed, whatever it takes to stay out of the fridge.
So there you have it, my tips to avoid breaking your diet. Do you have any more tips I could use?