Live Lean Nation, are you one of the many people that constantly battles cravings? If so, on today’s episode of Live Lean TV I’m sharing the simple steps I take to outlast my cravings all day long.
Lets be real. Whether it’s sugary candy, chocolate, pizza, ice cream, or salty french fries, we all have cravings.
Some people have cravings mid-afternoon, others may have them late at night.
So before we move on, let me know in the comments below:
What time of day do you mainly get your cravings?
Mine tend to be mid-morning or later at night.
So since we all get cravings the real difference between people living lean and those who aren’t … is how we react to the cravings.
Let me put it this way…
It does not mean your body actually needs a chocolate bar to survive.
The triggers for cravings go deeper than that.
These cravings could be caused by unbalanced hormones such as low blood sugar from not eating enough food throughout the day.
You know what then happens…you leave the office for the day and by the time you get home, you’re a freaking monster looking for the quickest rush of sugar you can get.
Cravings can also be caused by stress, and of course depression. In other words, we seek comfort food.
To help STOP cravings, here are…
I start my day with a glass of room temperature lemon water. Simply mix water with ½ the juice of a lemon. By doing something healthy for your body first thing in the morning, you set your day up right.
I find the combination of MCT fats from the coconut oil and the caffeine from the coffee helps lower my appetite. I usually have one cup in the morning and one cup in the mid afternoon.
In other words, a meal comprised of protein, fat, and fiber. I’ve talked about this numerous times on this channel and have shared many of my breakfasts every morning over on our 2nd YouTube daily vlog channel: BradGouthroTV. I usually have an open faced egg omelette with ground beef, spinach, salsa and spices, and almonds. Keeps me full and my happy chemicals flowing through my body all day long.
Once again, when I do healthy things to my body like working out, I feel better about fueling my body with real food. Ironically it’s the days where I’m not as active that I have the most cravings.
By having a meal plan and having food and snacks prepared and ready to go, it gives you a plan to follow. It’s just like having a properly structured workout program to follow…when you have a meal plan to follow, you’ll feel more organized and committed to stick to it.
When you get those late night cravings, try a soothing hot tea. It always soothes me. And if that’s not enough, take a spoonful of almond butter. A healthy way to hit the spot.
Everyone has cravings. But what’s separates the Live Leaners from the rest is how we react to it.
As Live Leaners, we give ourselves one cheat meal a week if we stick to our workouts and healthy eating. In this case, feed the craving. However, be sure to get right back on track after that cheat meal.
And if you’re looking to minimize cravings, try implementing these 6 steps into your day. They’ve done wonders for me and many other Live Leaners.
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Brad Gouthro is the founder of Live Lean TV, a media company focused on helping men and women “Live Lean” 365 days a year. Brad’s programs and content have helped millions of people all over the world learn how to get in shape, and more importantly, sustain it for life.