Living Lightly Tip No.05 – Crush the Cravings & Urges

Do you get cravings or an urge to snack like when sitting and watching TV?

When an urge to overeat takes over like a moth to light, here’s what you can do to circumvent the unwanted indulgence.

A strategy I’d heard years ago was that an urge lasts 2 minutes.

I can easily manage two minutes I thought, and it worked! I quit smoking years ago and it also keeps the urges at bay.

When giving into an urge or craving is a well practiced habit, you want to interrupt the unwanted habit by moving your body and changing your state of mind by doing something different.

I knew I could easily go do something simple for 2 minutes until the urge passed, like get up and go brush my teeth. Or have a glass of water. Or do a few sit-ups.

Practice interrupting your cravings and rewire your brain with a better behaviour.

So which action will you choose to manage your next craving or urge?