It is not so easy to stop the craving for sweets such as cakes, pastries, doughnuts, candies and fast foods like burgers and French fries. Thus often you would find that though you are having a healthy diet, you are still not losing the amount of weight that you should be losing. The reason for this is your occasional indulgence for the sweets and the unhealthy snacks. However there must be some ways to counter the craving for these foods and here are the ways.
How can you stop craving for the sweets and fast food?
Having healthy snacks: It is not possible to overcome your craving for sweets and snacks overnight and therefore what you should do is to have healthy sweet foods around you such as fruits which are sources of natural sugar and even nuts like almonds which have a sweet taste and are good for health too. This method would be beneficial for you especially when you are at work.
Wait for some time: The cravings for sweets or snacks are not long lived. So once you have the craving you should not immediately run to satisfy it. Rather you should wait for few minutes before having a sweet. It is often seen that the craving goes away within ten to fifteen minutes. If it does not go then you have a small amount of sweet.
Lessen the amount of sweets: Always try to have lesser amounts of sweets if you have to give in to the craving. Try to avoid having sweets in tea or coffee and also go for fruits which are naturally sweet and that would satiate your craving for sugar and also will not harm your body.
Distraction works: It is seen that we often crave for sugar whenever we see the sweet food in front of us. So the way to avoid it is to distract yourself from the object. If you find a candy hard to resist then do not look at it. Rather drink a glass of water or go away from the place where you can see the candy. Use your will power and you would not have the craving.