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How to Manage Your Cravings for Holiday Goodies

By Virginia Laird

Managing any cravings can prove to be a difficult feat. However, the craving for all things sweet can be a challenge that may be stronger than you could ever imagine. As the holidays approach, this can be a struggle that becomes unmanageable. Health and wellness experts suggest taking control of such cravings now can help you be successful throughout the holidays. If you are one who suffers with a sweet tooth, now is the time to consider a few tips to help you defeat the urge to give in and keep your holiday healthy, including.

  • Start now limiting your sweets
  • Indulge in unlimited water
  • Find a distraction when cravings attack

Start Now Limiting Your Sweets

Throughout the holiday season you are sure to be confronted by a host of sweets and treats that can set your sweet tooth on a binge that can seem endless. However, if you are one who is trying to maintain good health and avoid eating too many sweets it is necessary to start limiting your sugar consumption right away. Health and wellness experts advise that reducing your sugar consumption now can help you control these cravings as the holidays approach. Some suggest that it may be wise to start limiting yourself to one sweet treat per week.

Indulge in Unlimited Water

Health and wellness experts suggest there is one thing you can indulge in unlimitedly and that is water. Consuming plenty of water can help keep the body hydrated properly. Because water has zero calories there is no such thing as overdoing it with this beverage. While other beverages may be more tasty, many are filled with empty calories which can pack on the pounds. As you head through the holidays make sure you drink plenty of water. Most advise that you should at least drink half of your body weight in ounce to maintain proper hydration.

Find a Distraction When Cravings Attack

If you are one who is trying to avoid the attack of holiday goodies, it can be wise to find a distraction. Health and wellness experts suggest that some distractions you may want to try include exercising or taking up a hobby. It is recommended that each time a craving seriously attacks your mind to change its course of thought by participating in a hobby that can distract you from such temptation. Give this a try prior to the holidays and you may find success in beating your cravings.

Now start kicking the sugar habit right away by following the advice given by these experts.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Happy Valley, Ore.

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