…Stopping Your Inner “Carb” Monster!

Posted by on Jul 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

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So what do you do when your treat night turns into a treat week or your cravings become so strong that your inner carb monster has you under its claw? Here are a few tips and suggestions that have been used by others to help keep your carb monster under your control:

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delete-148476_640 Don’t go down the damage limitation route by fasting. This will only make you vulnerable later in the day when your carb monster’s whisperings become too tempting to resist.

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red-40319_640   Do drink plenty of water! This can help a lot with cravings as well re-hydrating your body – especially important as many processed foods are dehydrating owing to salt content etc.

 

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red-40319_640Eat plenty of whole grain carbs (complex carbohydrates) like brown rice, oats, nuts, vegetables and whole grain breads. These foods digest and release energy at a slower rate – eliminating the peaks and troughs associated with refined/processed carbohydrates – keeping you feeling satisfied for longer and, helping to fend off the whisperings of your inner carb beast.

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red-40319_640 Keep some snacks handy so you don’t get hungry between meals. Almonds, carrot sticks or cooked meats like chicken are an excellent choice.

 

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red-40319_640Phone a buddy. Talking to a like-minded friend is a great way to switch off those carb urges. You could help each other as we all have an inner monster to varying degrees.

 

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