Your best bet is to try to find healthy substitutes for the things that you're craving that will be equally satisfying when you eat them, but will also be withing your calorie budget and have a higher nutritional value. For example, if you're craving a burger, then make homemade ones! Use whole wheat buns, extra lean ground beef or turkey (smaller patty), skip the mayo and cheese, and load it with lots of veggies! Mine are so huge I have to squish them down and still can't fit them in my mouth, and I still am able to stay on track with my calorie budget.
The image above is another great example of a healthy stand-in for an unhealthy treat. A Greek yogurt snack that is so freakin' good, it actually satisfies an ice cream craving. Imagine that! A snack that can fit in your calorie budget, keep your body fueled for a good couple of hours, and tastes as good as, if not better than, ice cream.
Healthy food isn't as boring as you'd think, you just need to learn to be a bit more creative. Keep an open mind and try it. After all, you eat what you crave and you crave what you eat. It's a cycle that can either be a good thing or a bad thing. The more healthy substitutes for your favorite foods that you have, the healthier you will eat. You will get used to how good you feel and how much you enjoyed it, as well as the progress you make in your weight loss journey.
What kinds of healthy creations have you come up with that get you through a bad case of the munchies?
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