3.30-itis: How to Avoid Binge Eating!
How to Stop a Binge!
We’ve all been there, you’ll find you’ve been good all week and it’s gets to 3:30 one afternoon and you’ll fall off the band-wagon!
Here’s a few trick to stop of make a binge not so nasty:
If it’s chocolate you’re craving, go for dark, or if dark simply wont surfice go for your favourite but have it with nuts. Nuts help to lower the glycemic index so you won’t get such a sugar rush and slump, plus it will decrease the amount of insulin your body it needs to make for the hit of sugar, so you wont gain weight.
Healthy snack ideas:
– Dark choc goji berries (available at your local health store)
– Macadamia nuts (Aussie nut)
– Popcorn with chili salt
– Popcorn with cinnamon and rapadura (available at your local health store)
If it’s sweet things your craving, it can be a sign that serotonin is low, so try having more protein in your diet to stop the cravings: eggs, lean meat, fish, chicken, nuts and seeds.
Breakfast: make it big and don’t skip it!! It’s the key player when it comes to kick-starting your metabolism. You’ll find when you have a nutrient dense filling brekkie you’ll be less inclined to binge! Some ideas to tey out include:
– Omelette with mushrooms
– Bircher muesli with grated nashi pear and raspberries
– Big Breakfast: eggs, tomatoes, spinach, mushies on rye sourdough bread!
– Porridge with oat milk!
Key message: a treat is fine, it’s just about finding the right tricks and getting a balance. Don’t feel guilty when you treat yourself, we all deserve a treat every now and then!