Cutting out everything you like or crave is not enough
We all know that cutting out the sugar, and the processed foods is going to help us lose weight.
The thing is, that when I used to cut out the sweets, I couldn’t stop thinking about them, and I craved them more and more and more.
Which lead me to break my “diet” after a while, because I just couldn’t resist anymore.
After all, willpower and determination is limited.
And that happened each time I went again on a diet.
One thing I didn’t know, and didn’t get help with, is how to get over my cravings. What caused them in the first place.
By learning more about nutrition, and by the way, I’m still learning as there is just soooo much to learn about, I realised that it is possible to get rid of cravings.
And by learning more about mindset and the power of habits, I also know it’s possible to change habits.
However in both cases, be it nutrition and habits, I’m a big believer that if we cut something out, or break a habit, we need to replace it with something else. And that something else doesn’t per se have to be food based.
I now know that by eating better, and having the right proportions of protein, carbs and fat in my meals, I can prevent my cravings.
By making sure I have no huge gaps between meals, I can prevent my cravings.
That certain foods work better for me than others when it comes to cravings and the need of having something more.
I also know that my bad habits will always be there, deep down. But if I learn better habits, they can cover up the bad ones.
But the fact that I know my bad habits are always there, lurking, I can make sure they are less likely to pop up.
And more importantly, I also learned that what works for me, might not work for someone else. And what works for someone else, might not work for me.
Hence, two people following the same prescribed diet will most probably not get the same results. And one person might find it very easy, while the other will struggle.
Another reason why I don’t prescribe and believe in diets. But only in finding the right way of eating that works for you.
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