Drink a glass of water. More often than not, hunger and/or cravings are confused with thirst. In any case, drinking a glass of water when cravings hit can cause them to disappear.
Take your mind off the craving. Go for a walk or a jog or turn on your favourite TV show to get your mind thinking about something else. Also make sure you don’t have chocolate in the house. If you do, distance yourself from it!
Plan ahead. Make sure you have other snacks to hand for when those chocolate cravings hit. A handful of nuts or a piece of fruit are great alternatives. Otherwise see our super sweet recipes for other treats you can swap for chocolate.
Up your protein intake. It’s been proven that protein keeps our bodies fuller for longer. And hey, we all the best source of protein don’t we? Free range eggs! Try eating eggs for breakfast or having a hard boiled egg as a snack.
Don’t let hunger take over. Similarly to planning ahead, ensure you don’t let yourself get too hungry as that’s when bad habits creep in and you’ll reach for the chocolate tin. Keep snacks in your desk drawers at work or within easy reach in the cupboards at home.
Chew gum. Some studies have shown that chewing gum can help reduce your appetite and your cravings.
Remember why you’re doing it! If you get a craving for chocolate, think of the money you’re raising and, in turn, the hens you’re helping save from slaughter. Also, think about the friends and family who have donated and that should help keep you on track.