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Protein-Rich Diet To Drinking Water, 5 Ways To Resist Eating Chocolate

If you are also struggling to cut back on chocolate, this article is for you. Read on. 
  • Krati Purwar
  • Editorial
Published -13 Sep 2022, 18:18 ISTUpdated -13 Sep 2022, 18:29 IST
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Chocolate is a sweet, and rather irresistible food item, that one can munch on before or after a meal. Its delicious taste makes it hard to give up on it. It could be a 3.00 pm snack or a midnight bar to relish with joy. 

However, excessive eating of chocolate can be harmful to the body. Studies suggest that eating too much of it can create addiction-like cravings because it contains a high amount of sugar, and many of us have a habit of rewarding ourselves with food after an exhausting day.

If you are looking to cut back on chocolate, here are five ways to resist cravings.

Eat Protein-Rich Diet

protein rich diet

A protein-rich diet makes you feel fuller for a long time. Thus, it helps to cut down on the constant cravings for chocolate. You should eat eggs, meat, pulses, spinach, and other food items for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Leaning on proteins and some carbs can significantly help you resist the desire to break a piece of chocolate and put it in your mouth.

Set Boundaries

When looking to cut back on anything, you have to set boundaries. It will not happen instantly, you do not have to completely give up on it.

However, you must definitely purchase less chocolates and strive to eat less. Restrict yourself from eating only one piece a day. You can also have sugar that is low on sugar.

Stay Hydrated

stay hydrated

The best way to fight cravings for sugar is to keep you hydrated. Dehydration can result in fatigue (hygral fatigue), low blood pressure and other ailments for which you would need to seek your comfort food, in this case, it will be chocolate.

Drinking water and healthy beverages can help to restore glucose and water in the body. It prevents you from craving sugar, chocolate and other comfort food items.

Try Magnesium Supplements

According to an article in Woman And Home, magnesium plays a pivotal role in maintaining blood sugar levels. If you are facing problems with cutting back on chocolate, you can speak to a nutritionist and get a prescription for magnesium supplements. 

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Find Alternatives

alternatives to chocolate

Another way to fight the cravings for chocolate is to find healthy alternatives like granola bars or protein-rich snacks. It will help you fill up your tummy and satiate your taste buds as well.

You can also try baking non-sugar cookies at home or pick up alternatives that taste like chocolate yet are more fulfilling. This is one of the best ways to cut back without compromising on taste.

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Chocolate is a delicious dessert that most of us find hard to resist. However, we must be aware that excess of anything can adversely affect our health. In case you find it difficult to control the cravings, you must consult a doctor.

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