You can go your whole life without wanting a brownie. That is until you are “not allowed” to have one. I am not a “sweets” person, but when I am getting ready for a fitness competition and no longer able to dabble in temptations, I suddenly want candy bars and ice cream. After the show, when I can indulge, I’d rather have chicken and a salad…just isn’t right.
There are some tricks that you can use to help your cravings as you pursue your goals in weight management. It takes more than a great diet pill, it takes thought and planning.
American Dietetic Association spokesperson Dawn Jackson Blatner, RD, recommends:
- Eat plenty of low-calorie vegetables to help you feel full.
- Drink plenty of water so you don't confuse hunger with thirst.
- Clear the house of tempting foods.
- Stay busy to prevent eating out of boredom.
- Eat only from a plate (not from the container), while seated at a table.
- Always eat three meals and one snack daily -- no skipping meals.
"Even if you write it down on a napkin and end up throwing it away, the act of writing it down is about being accountable to yourself and is a very effective tool for weight loss," says Bonnie Taub Dix, MA, RD, a food and nutrition blogger for USA Today.These simple tricks will help you to reach your goals better than using a diet pill alone. You can expect a little pill to be able to make up for your neglect. Diet pill are not a pass to eat what ever you want. If they were, we wouldn’t have such an epidemic.