How to Handle Weekend Food Cravings

4 Techniques to Handle Weekend Cravings

Weekends can be tough if you're trying to stick to your healthy guns. During the week it may be a little easier to stay on track, but with all the fun happening all weekend long, limiting yourself can prove to be a little trying. The best way to approach it? Think things through, and have some solid tools under your belt to help you keep your plan in check. Here are a few that are sure to help!

  1. Plan ahead for fun: Heading to a big brunch on Sunday morning? Have a wedding on Saturday night? Plan accordingly! If you know where you will be tempted and where it will be easier to cut back, then you'll be able to enjoy every minute without feeling worried.
  2. Find healthier subs: Whether you love salty or sweet, you can absolutely indulge your cravings — just be smart about it. Sweet lovers can reach for fresh fruit or enjoy smaller portions of their favorite treats. Those who are partial to savory can rejoice in healthy salty snacks or crunchy, low-cal foods.

Keep reading for two more techniques to handle weekend cravings.

  1. Keep it moving: Exercise is a natural way to curb cravings. Forget the notion that exercise brings your appetite on heavy; it actually decreases your appetite. This is just another reason to squeeze in an extra workout.
  2. Kick junk out: It may be hard to dismiss your favorite treats, but simply keeping junk food out of the house will make maintaining your healthy life so much easier. You also feel less guilty after a fun indulgence when you're out and about around town!
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