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Curb Cravings with this Simple Health Hack

I’ve been on a bit of a health kick lately. These health kicks usually come after a recent bout of overdoing or overindulging in some way or another. Finding the line of balance can be tricky and is different for everyone. Without awareness you can’t know if you’ve gone too far one way or the other. 

Too much sugar, too much alcohol, not enough exercise, not enough water, 

Can leave you feeling: 

Sluggish, Irritable, Foggy, Unfocused or Unmotivated  

Food and hydration play a major role in how you feel. Recently I was listening to a podcast about cravings, specifically food cravings. Cravings involve having the desire for something that you don’t really need. You may crave sweet or salty, crunchy or comforting - and that’s totally normal. So how do you curb cravings that can lead you right into overdoing it?

You ask yourself this simple question” 

Does choosing this food/drink align with my health goals?  

The answer may be no it doesn’t align and I’m going to choose to eat/drink it anyway- Great you’ve created awareness, made the choice and can move on.

If the answer is no, is there a healthier alternative choice? - Can you choose a glass of water over a can of soda, perhaps an apple over a cookie? Or can choose nothing and stay with the craving until it passes. 

As your body begins to adjust to healthier hydration and foods, the craving for less healthy options will become less and less. Your body naturally wants to eat and drink things that provide it with nutrients to fuel sustained energy and mental focus.   

Being adequately hydrated is another great choice to curbing your cravings and has a host of other amazing benefits: 

Keeps your feeling fuller longer
Keeps your cells hydrated for optimized function 
Flushes sluggish waste
Helps to clean your blood
Flushes toxins from your kidneys
Improves brain function
Reduces headaches
Gives your skin a healthy glow

So when you want to reach for the chips, the alcohol, the soda, remember to pause, ask yourself the question, make a conscious choice and have a drink of clean, refreshing water.

Wishing you good heatlh and happiness,
Laura