07 May How to Control Cravings
#1. As far as ways to combat cravings, I have a whole cabinet full of hot tea in various different flavors which is a life saver for me! When I’m having a sweet tooth craving, I head for my arsenal of teas, add a packet of stevia, and it helps! Tea is great because it’s calorie free and the packet of stevia mixed with some of my favorite sweet flavors is the perfect little fix.
#2. Another thing I do is mix my protein shakes really thick so they kind of resemble pudding or a little less think thick and you’ll have a milkshake texture. I like to do one scoop of protein with a tiny tiny bit of water so its real thick and then I stick it in the freezer for a bit…and there you have protein “ice cream”! 🙂 A scoop of protein powder with a tbs of egg whites and a little water popped into the microwave for a few seconds is also a nice little treat (cake like texture) And remember, stevia is your friend! You can sweeten almost anything with stevia and it is diet friendly!
#3. I also love Walden Farms Calorie Free Pancake Syrup. I buy mine on amazon or bodybuilding.com. I always add some into my oats every morning of if I make protein pancakes! I highly recommend this! The best thing to remember is this: cravings are like bad feelings- they suck while they’re around, but they always go away!