Cutting the Cravings While On a Weight Loss Program

February 19, 2009 by  
Filed under Weight Loss

A weight loss diet is definitely ideal for a person’s body, but not all that ideal for a person’s ‘desire fulfillment’, or masticatory satisfaction, if it can be called that. The satisfaction of the palate might have to be sacrificed quite frequently for a weight loss program to work effectively. However, there are surely ways and means to manage it.

Some people’s idea of a weight loss diet may be reducing the amount of food taken at every meal, while another’s idea of it may be skipping a meal altogether. Both are fine as an efficient weight loss program, so far as it reduces the total calorie intake. But the complete skipping of a meal might result in fluctuating blood sugar levels and other deficiencies, and thereby could increase the hankering for food.

The simplest way for not succumbing to the craving is not having the desire-arouser around. Ensure that there are never any chocolates, or cheesecakes, or other melting in the mouth goodies anywhere in the house, if you want to follow a weight loss program and win.

Not only that you should not have these around, but you should have at accessible places, enough of fresh fruits and vegetables so that all you would do is to chomp them when you have that itching to munch. A sprinkling of low calorie stuff like a trail bar or savory snacks can be made a part of a weight loss diet without any harm to the weight loss program.

No weight loss diet should involve reduction of water intake. The same ban applies to drinking too much water also, especially if the day is hot, as it will lead to bloating. Body’s optimum water content would reduce the desire for eating, and would also free it from the problems that could result from over-hydration.

If you want to stick to a proper weight loss program, remember to do your grocery shopping on a full stomach. A full stomach may rumble or grumble less, at the sight of a candy bar or cinnamon bun, than a full one. And also remember to have an apple or a carrot in the pocket as an ultimate weapon against temptation.

Resisting food is so difficult to some that they might develop withdrawal symptoms of an addict when asked to forego the pleasures of food. Such people may help themselves to small portions of their favorite delicacies, as long as the things are not too much on the wrong side in caloric content. For example, a piece of a dark chocolate one can have, without breaking the regimen of a weight loss diet. Its antioxidant properties might even neutralize its negative effects.

A little variety in food you can afford to have, but you cannot afford to break the rule of moderation if you want the weight loss program to succeed. If you overeat, the weight loss diet might simply become a ludicrous parody.

The most important rule for succeeding in a weight loss program is never to lose sight of the goal. You are sticking to a weight loss diet with the definite aim of having a fitter, healthier, and more energetic body. As long as this vision does not fade, resisting cravings would not be too much of a torment. The vision of a beautiful tomorrow would make today’s ordeals a pleasure.

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