Know your food triggers
Even just thinking about your favourite food sets in motion a physiological response, as you start to produce saliva and your stomach prepares for digestion.
Cravings also lead to a surge in the hormone insulin. This then lowers your blood sugar level, which makes you feel hungry — so you end up thinking that you want a certain food even though you don’t actually need it.
HFG TIP! When the cravings strike, head outside for a short walk, or find another quick, easy distraction. If the sweet craving hasn’t passed in 20 minutes, savour a smaller portion, so you don’t feel deprived.