Since we can't stop stress or fatigue entirely, and we don't want to skip every event, how the heck can we tackle cravings?? Here are some tricks I use:
1) Get plenty of rest, drink water and minimize stress. These three things are your first line of defense against cravings and they also increase your willpower.
2) Change up your routine. For me, that might look like not watching TV at night so I don't have that urge to snack. If your weekend brunch with the girls always turns into mimosas and bloody marys, try suggesting a walking date this weekend instead. Break the habit before you hit the craving.
5) Find a healthier alternative. So have I mentioned I have a late night sweet tooth?? Enter protein ice cream! Both from the store (brands include Arctic Zero, Halo Top and Wink) and home made (Shakeology turns into a great homemade ice cream!). This satisfies my ice cream craving without ruining my hard work. Protein mug cupcakes are another option, or sweet protein bars like Quest bars. If you are more of a savory-craver, try air popped popcorn, Quest protein chips, or reduced fat cheese.
Who else has great tips for battling cravings?