On today’s #TBT episode of Live Lean TV, I’m answering a viewer question on how to stop your cravings for junk food quickly.
Before I share my thoughts on fighting your food cravings, this is a post from our #TBT Q&A series.
Every Thursday, we will be uploading one #TBT question to our YouTube channel, from our old #LLTV Q&A series that I filmed in 2012.
How do you fight your cravings for more food?
The simple answer is, I eat more food.
But when I say food, I’m talking about real whole food.
Food that is full of fiber and the key nutrients that keep you feeling full, for longer periods of time.
When you eat food that is void of all nutrition, like the white flour and sugar, it throws your blood sugar levels all over the place.
These foods also do not fill you up.
Empty calories come from foods and liquids that do not fill you up, and do not provide your body with healthy nutrients.
These empty calorie foods do not provide you with anything, except for throwing your hormone levels all over the place and putting your body at risk for storing fat.
Therefore it’s important to stay away from empty calories foods and replace them with whole foods.
When I first got started my Live Lean journey, I did count calories.
I believe it’s very important for people to understand the value of a calorie, as well as where your calories are coming from.
For example, if I look at a chicken breast, a tablespoon of almond butter, or a piece of fruit, I can roughly tell you how many calories, fat, protein, and carbohydrates is in it.
Since I spent time counting calories, I now have that education.
However, now I don’t need to count calories anymore, because I know what my body needs, I know the energy that I require, and I know how to burn it off.
So here are my tips.
Here is what I make when I have a late night snack craving.
By the way, if you’re not following me on Instagram, you’re missing a lot of valuable tips that I share.
I will go to the fridge and eat a tablespoon of almond butter and a hot green tea.
This may not sound very soothing, but the almond butter is very satiating and delicious.
I absolutely love almond butter, which means it doesn’t stay in my kitchen very long, because I attack it.
I don’t know why, but I also love to drink green tea.
Maybe it’s just the soothing effect of having something hot going into your body.
It just makes me feel calm and satiated.
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Lastly, lets be real.
Most times at night, you’re really not that hungry, you’re probably just a little bit bored.
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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.
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