Live Leaner, do you have food cravings? Of course you do.
Are you wondering how I completely eliminated my food cravings? Of course you are.
I used to have mad food cravings’¦
I’m talking MAD FOOD CRAVINGS…
for bread, oats, and of course ICE CREAM!
It got to the point where I’d have a bowl of oats, then add more to the bowl, and a little more..and you get the point. I just couldn’t fill myself up on it.
It doesn’t matter what type of food it is, if you continuously crave it and over eat it, it’s not helping you live lean.
Of course the common theme with these types of foods are they’re high in carbs, which converts to sugar in the body, thus making your hunger and cravings go up and down and eventually making you crash.
Crashing IS NOT living lean.
Here’s how I completely eliminated these cravings.
I first made a pact to myself to stop eating those foods for 14 days. Because here’s the most obvious thing you have to understand.
Completely eliminating unhealthy foods you ALWAYS crave WILL eventually make you no longer crave those foods.
Such a simple concept but so few actually implement it.
…the conditioned mental connection between the hunger stimuli & eating certain foods.
It’s a repetitive CYCLE.
When you eat a snack high in sugar when you’re hungry, you’re actually training your brain to “crave” those foods the next time you get hungry again.
During that 14 day craving fast, I focused all meals on foods high in protein and fat, and low in carbs.
It WAS HARD for the initial 7 days because my body was so programmed to want to eat ice cream and bread, but eventually my body adapted and significantly decreased my cravings.
Fast forward to today and I no longer CRAVE ice cream and life is LEANER!
The one food I still ALLOW myself to crave is pizza though. I use this as my weekly cheat meal.
Remember, everything in moderation!
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1. What foods do you crave and want to eliminate from your diet?
2. Have you ever tried a 14 day fast of that food?
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