Conquer Cravings! Here's How
Develop coping mechanisms for cravings. When your stomach starts churning for a Snickers bar, do you have a plan? Or do you simply cave in and suffer from a heavy dose of remorse for the remainder of the day? Devise a list of activities that will provide a distraction from those obsessive thoughts. The possibilities are endless. You can fight those cravings if you're armed with a plan. Knowing why you're craving whatever it is you want so badly is helpful in dealing with it in a healthy manner. There are two types of cravings: psychological and physiological. Distinguishing one from the other is the first step in conquering them. Psychological cravings, which are ones that almost always end in overindulgence, are usually situational - you crave something sweet after dinner, have to have a hot dog at a baseball game or eat when you're bored.