Cravings can get the best of you if you’re not mindful, causing you to go overboard in your indulgence and take a detour from your healthy eating goals. Knowing how to control them can give you a strong defense against their alluring ways.
Your Relationship with Food
Salt tends to be the first thing we reach for when we want to bring out the flavors in our food. Many of us reach for the shaker for foods that are packed with more salt than we probably realize. Our bodies need sodium, but too much can contribute to health concerns.
Your body can tell you how much food it needs. But your environment—where you eat, what you eat on, who you eat with, how your food is presented and more—can create so much static that you don’t clearly hear those hunger and fullness signals.
Though personal choice does play a role in how much we eat, overeating tends to be a product of several factors both within you and around you. Explore ways you can prevent yourself from eating more than your body needs the next time around.