A three step plan to beat junk food cravings
Make protein your "pick-me-up" - Switch up your morning bagel for something packed with protein, like a smoothie or eggs with veggies. And plan the night before so you’re not too rushed to make a healthy breakfast in the morning.
Keep the protein coming all day long - Protein helps stabilize your blood sugar and minimize cravings for unhealthy foods. So beat the afternoon slump with a lunch and snacks that have a balance of healthy carbs, like starchy veggies and fruit, and protein or healthy fats - like lean meat, nuts, and seeds.
Stop the vicious cycle - Dealing with many nights of bad sleep and constant stress can lead to less healthy eating habits and weight gain. So make sure you’re taking care of yourself so that doesn’t happen. Give yourself downtime after work, before bedtime to relax and try to get to bed earlier during the week.