The best way to control cravings for sweet foods will be to have some sweet foods on standby. Really? Yes… But, these will be paleo sweet foods. There are several paleo recipes for smoothies, ice-creams and other desserts that you can find in a paleo cookbook. You may be surprised but a strong craving for chocolate may be diminished by eating a cold, slice of watermelon.
You’ll just need to find paleo substitutes for sweet foods. Keep a few on standby at all times. You never know when you may get a craving. When it hits you, just consume the substitute.
Another way to control cravings will be to remove all the food in your house that does not fit in with your paleo diet. Don’t create temptation. Having a big tub of chocolate ice-cream in the freezer is just asking for trouble. Get rid of all these potential problems. Don’t test your will power.
Bring your own cooked food to work. In the beginning, when you’re first starting a paleo diet, it will be good to avoid eating with friends. Looking at their food is going to give you cravings, unless they are also on a paleo diet. Often, people eat at restaurants or diners together and these are best avoided. It may seem anti-social in the beginning, but it’s only for about 2 or 3 months till you have conquered your cravings.