5 Positive Ways To Beat Your Cravings During Winter
Don’t lose hope: You can emerge stronger
Avni Kaul, nutritionist, wellness coach, and founder of NutriActivania suggests the following to help you beat winter cravings:
Eat full meals: When you skip meals, you are more likely to overeat at meals you eat afterwards and are more likely to eat mindlessly.
Don’t cut down your dietary fat intake:Cutting fat out of your diet may seem like an obvious step towards weight loss. However, this can backfire, especially during the winter as your body needs fat more than ever to beat the chill. Hence, include foods rich in healthy fats such as monounsaturated fats and omega-3 fatty acids, which are present in foods such as nuts, olive oil, flaxseeds etc.
Light up your house well: Lack of light during winter time can lead to sadness in many people, which in turn can lead to emotional eating. So, make sure your house is well-lit, especially during evening time.
Don’t give up on exercise: You can allow yourself an extra rest day, but don’t give up on your workout completely just because the weather encourages laziness. After all, exercising is a proven way of controlling food cravings.
Find suitable substitutes to satisfy your cravings: How about making your hot chocolate with skimmed or almond milk instead of full-cream one? Or using jaggery instead of sugar for your sweet cravings? Or having a bowl of hot soup to satisfy your hunger? Ladies, you know what? These small changes can actually take you a long way.