When you are in the middle of a workout and it starts to get hard, what do you do?
Say, “Well, I guess I’ve reached my limit today,” and stop
Ask yourself, “Why is this so hard for me? I’m in terrible shape. Why do I even try?”
Tell yourself, “Bring it on. This is where I SHINE and when it counts the most!”
Here’s another example:
Over the past few days, you’ve been swapping out your not-so-healthy snack with healthier choices. Suddenly you’re hit with a MAJOR craving for cookies — but you’re not even that hungry. What do you do?
Say, “I’m just going to eat the cookies anyway because life is short and who cares.”
Ask yourself, “Why am I so weak? There must be something wrong with me to get all of these cravings.”
Tell yourself, “I’ve got this! This is a chance to show my old cookie habit who the real boss is around here!”
Here’s a sneaky secret about both of those scenarios that very few coaches are willing to talk about.
Making changes – even healthy changes — can be HARD sometimes.
It’s because you’re moving out of your comfort zone … which is a good thing!
“You never change your life until you step out of your comfort zone; change begins at the end of your comfort zone.” ― Roy T. Bennett
It’s a sign you’re making REAL progress. Not just physically, but also mentally.
And things WILL get easier. And easier. And easier.
And soon you won’t even have to think about it that much … because it’ll become a HABIT.
Here are some tips and tricks that I’ve learnt and followed that helped me in my journey of crazy cravings !!!
1. Recognise the triggers
The first step in taking control of your cravings is to identify the triggers that set them off. For example, do you tend to crave sweets when you’re feeling stressed or tired? Are you more likely to reach for salty snacks when you’re watching TV? Once you know your triggers, you can take steps to avoid them or find healthier alternatives.
2. Stay hydrated
Believe it or not, dehydration can sometimes mask hunger or cravings. So, make sure you’re drinking enough water throughout the day to keep your body hydrated and your cravings at bay. Aim for at least 8 glasses of water a day!
3. Get enough sleep
Sleep deprivation can mess with your hormones and make you more prone to cravings, especially for sugary or fatty foods. So, make sure you’re getting enough shut-eye each night (at least 7-8 hours for most adults) to keep your body and mind in tip-top shape.
4. Choose nutrient-dense foods
When you do have a craving, try to choose foods that will satisfy your hunger and provide your body with the fuel it needs. For example, if you’re craving something sweet, reach for a piece of fruit instead of a chocolates bar. If you’re in the mood for something savory, try some roasted chickpeas or a handful of nuts.
5. Indulge in moderation
Don’t be afraid to indulge in your cravings from time to time. Depriving yourself of the foods you love can actually make cravings worse in the long run! Trust me ! Instead, allow yourself to enjoy your favorite treats in moderation, and savor every bite!
Remember, taking control of your cravings is all about balance and self-awareness. By recognizing your triggers, staying hydrated, getting enough sleep, choosing nutrient-dense foods, and indulging in moderation, you can conquer your cravings and achieve your weight loss goals.
So, go ahead and treat yourself to that piece of chocolate – just make sure you’re doing it mindfully and in moderation.
Here’s to a healthier, happier you!
And remember: you don’t have to do this alone!
Make it an amazing day,
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