Kick Cravings with Jennifer Andrews!

Cravings Cravings go away come back.... NEVER

 

Cravings happen for many reasons but the most common is because your diet is not balanced. You should not be truly hungry if you are eating balanced and small portion meals every 3-4 hours. You may be emotionally hungry from boredom, stress, happiness, exhaustion ext. Most people get these cravings more frequently at night when things are less hectic. Here are some helpful hints to help you kick the cravings:

 

  • DRINK WATER!!

Note: Drink plenty of water because hunger can be the result of dehydration. I drink at least 1 Liter of Hydrolyze Ultra Water and 2 Liters of drinking water per day.

 

  • Pick up a craft that will take your mind off of eating and your hands off of food!

Ideas: Cards, knitting, crochet, cross stitch, scrapbooking 

 

  • Go for a walk or do some other activity when you have the urge to snack.
  • Have some sort of mint candy.
  • Brush your teeth
  • Drink hot tea
  • Start cutting back on sugar, artificial sweeteners, and sodium. This causes you to have  sweet and salty cravings even if it is artificial.

-Cut back a little bit each week and watch your cravings diminish. 

-Ask yourself, is short term gratification worth that extra pounds and work at the gym. 

 

There is no return policy on things you throw down the hatch!

 

If your hunger gets the best of you here are some healthy snacks:

 

  • Almonds
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Veggies
  • 1 bite of a protein bar
  • 1 Rice cake

 

Note: consume these snacks with 16 oz of Hydrolyze Ultra water

 

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Jennifer Andrews "Everyday Do's and Don'ts

Everyday DOs and DON’Ts

 

Here are some everyday DOs and DON’Ts to help you stay on track and be a better you!!

 

DO: Eat 5-6 meals per day consuming every 3 hours. Plan and have them prepared ahead of time.

DON’T: Wait until you are hungry to figure out what you are going to eat! You will end up eating what is convenient and most of the time this is not a balanced healthy meal.

 

DO: Forget about yesterday if you messed up and get back on track.

DON’T: Skimp on meals today because you were bad yesterday. This is horrible for your metabolism and will confuse your body!!

 

DO: Drink 2-3 liters of water per day (1 liter of HYDROLYZE and 1-2 liters of regular water).

DON’T: Wait until you are thirsty to drink because at this point you are already dehydrated. Many times your body will trick you into thinking it’s hungry when actually all you need is water not food!!!

 

DO: Eat a the proper meal with carbs and protein before and after a workout. The portion is: 25% of daily carbs and 20-30 grams of  protein (1.2 grams per pound is the daily intake) should be consumed before and after. Yes this is 50% of your daily carb allowance. 

DON’T: Go to the gym with no fuel because the engine will not run. This keeps your body from making improvements improvements. 

NOTE: it is okay to do cardio on an empty stomach if it is a short session and if your goal is to lose fat.

 

DO: Have healthy snacks on hand wherever you go.

DON’T: Go out of the house empty handed because you never know when you may be delayed. You do not want to go longer than 3 hours without eating or your blood sugar will drop and then you find yourself binging or eating bad foods.

 

DO: Eat your veggies!! No veggies=Unbalanced meals

DON’T: Make your meal unbalanced or your body will not be satisfied and will hunger for more or feel yucky!

 

DO: Reward yourself for your accomplishments and make sure it is with something you will work toward.

DON’T: Overlook your hard work and go the the next goal without rewarding yourself. Some of us are so hard on ourselves and forget to look back at the great things we have achieved.

 

DO: Make time for yourself... You are worth your own time even if it is only 1 hour per day!!

DON’T: Get so busy you forget who you are and deprive yourself of the things you enjoy.

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