Let’s face it, we live in a world where food temptations are everywhere…which leads to cravings, which leads to eating things that you shouldn’t, which leads to pounds gained.
Again. And again. And again.
Until you’re so fed up with your body that you don’t even know where to begin to get yourself back on track.
Food cravings don’t need to have the upper hand on you anymore. Here’s how you can fight back using your most powerful asset: your brain.
Remember that your mind is an amazing thing. Once your mind is made up about something it’s nearly impossible to change it.
The key to overcoming food temptations and putting an end to food craving is in building negative associations in place of existing positive ones. I’ll break this process down for you in two steps:
Step One: Create a STRONG Negative Association with Unhealthy Food
You may not have realized it, but up until this point you’ve placed unhealthy, fattening foods on a pedestal in your mind. As long as the wrong foods are on that pedestal you’ll continue to give into your cravings and will continue to gain fat.
Take the wrong food off that pedestal by listing off everything negative about them…
These foods make you unhealthy.
These foods cause weight gain.
These foods drain your energy.
These foods kill your confidence.
These foods lessen your quality of life.
These foods damage your love life.
Every time that you feel tempted to eat an unhealthy food, focus on your list of negatives. Kick the junk off the pedestal and put something healthy in its place.
Step Two: Create a STRONG Positive Association with Wholesome Foods
Now that your mental food pedestal has been cleared, put truly wholesome food items on it. Juicy fresh fruit, crispy vegetables and savory lean meats are the place to start.
List off the things that you love about healthy food…
These foods make you healthy.
These foods promote fat loss.
These foods boost your energy.
These foods build your confidence.
These foods improve your quality of life.
These foods enhance your love life.
I encourage you to immerse yourself into the world of healthy, wholesome foods. Browse the aisles of your local natural foods store. Stroll through a farmer’s market. Pack healthy snacks to bring to work. Clear your kitchen of junk.
Use the technique above consistently and you will soon find that healthy, wholesome foods are your favorite. And craving the wrong foods will be a thing of your past.
Call or email me today and I’ll get you started on a fitness program that will change your life and your body forever!
Your new favorites!
So, you’ve decided to ditch your old eating habits and to embrace a new diet of lean proteins and lots of veggies. You know that your new eating strategy will lead to many pounds lost…but you can’t get your old favorite foods out of your mind.
When you spend time dwelling on the burgers and pizzas that you loved, you’re setting yourself up for a relapse.
The best way to stick with your new healthy eating habits is to focus on all the new foods that you now enjoy. Get a new cookbook or visit websites that present new and tasty ways to prepare healthy food.
Find new favorite foods to love – foods that are healthy and guilt free.
This Week’s Recipe
Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potato Fingers
Here’s a tasty, spooky appetizer that’s much healthier than most appetizers while still tasting sinful and indulgent.
Best of all it is really easy to throw together and makes the house smell AHH-MAZING for when your guests walk in!
Courtesy of RealHealthyRecipes.com
What you need Servings: Makes 40 - Nutrition is listed for 2
4 sweet potatoes 20 bacon strips coconut oil spray
1 teaspoon sweet paprika ½ teaspoon sea salt ¼ teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon dried parsley ¼ teaspoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line two rimmed baking sheets with foil and top each with metal cooling racks.
2. Cut each sweet potato in half widthwise and into large fry wedges. You should have about 40 wedges.
3. Combine the spice blend in a small bowl. Place the sweet potato wedges in a large bowl and lightly spray with coconut oil. Toss with the spice blend to coat each wedge.
4. Wrap each slice of sweet potato with a piece of bacon. Place the wrapped wedges on the prepared baking sheets on the metal racks. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes, until the bacon is crispy and the sweet potato wedges are tender. Enjoy!
2 pieces equals: 156 calories, 8g fat, 490mg sodium, 12g carbohydrates, 2g fiber, 1g sugar, and 8g protein.
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