Here’s how to eliminate your cravings
You cannot out-exercise a bad diet.
Step #1: Be Conscious of your cravings, so you can 1) note patterns and 2) feel more in charge of them.
So what’s the next step?
Step #2: Be prepared. The Scouts were onto something with this one.
If you know that you start craving salty/sweet/crunchy food every time you crash on the couch at night after a long day, BE PREPARED.
If you know every evening after-work you start having visions of chocolate chip cookies dancing in your head, BE PREPARED.
If you always associate eating beer and wings with watching fights or football games on the weekends, BE PREPARED.
What being prepared looks like will depend on you and your position.
But it can include these two simple tactics:
- Find a distraction. I stop snacking on waste food at night when I got tired. (yes, it happens to trainers too!)
- Rather than just watching TV, I did some house organization projects. I also tinkered with a new hobby – anything to center my attention on something else!
- Have a healthier alternative on-hand: frozen fruit, nonfat yogurt with fresh berries, carrot/celery sticks, homemade air fryer wings. Make sure it is prepped to eat.
It only takes a few days of doing the switch for cravings to start going away.
And also for you to start noticing differences in your energy, your sleep, and your outcomes!
It’s all about being deliberate about what you put inside your body and not letting the unhealthy habits take over and hinder you from your goals!
It’s a lot more frank than you think.