Diet Help 8 Ways To Tame A Raging Appetite By: Tollie
Any time we make the decision to change our diet, and eat better the
most common cause of failure is cravings. When you starve yourself for hours, cravings will call. And you will answer.
1. Guarantee Success:
How long do you think you can stick to a new plan? Find a duration that you’re 100 percent confident you can achieve, even if it’s just a couple of days. Once you make it your goal date, start the process over. This not only establishes the notion that you can be successful, but also gives you a chance to start noticing that eating better makes you feel better, reinforcing your desire to continue.
2. Find More Motivation:
If your diet’s only purpose is to help you finally achieve six-pack abs or even just a two-pack, it may be hard to stick with for the long haul. The solution? Provide yourself with additional motivators, monitor migraines, heartburn, acne, canker sores, and sleep quality, along with common measures of cardiovascular health. Discovering that your new diet improves the quality of your life and health can be powerful motivation.
3. Don’t Dwell On Mistakes:
Okay, you over-indulged. What’s the next step? Forget about it! One meal doesn’t define your diet, so don’t assume that you’ve failed or fallen off the wagon. A simple rule is to follow any cheat meal with at least five healthy meals and snacks. That ensures that you’ll be eating right more than 80 percent of the time.
4. Eat Breakfast:
Sure, you’ve heard this one before. But, consider that if you sleep for 6 to 8 hours and then skip breakfast, your body is essentially running on fumes by the time you reach work. And that sends you desperately seeking sugar, which is easy to find. The most convenient foods are often the same ones you should be avoiding. That’s because they’re usually packed with sugar, or other fast digesting carbohydrates. Which leads to our next strategy.
5. Install Food Regulators:
It’s time for a regime change. Clean out your cupboard and fridge, then restock them with almonds and other nuts, cheese, fruit and vegetables, and canned tuna, chicken, and salmon. And do the same at work. By eliminating snacks that don’t match your diet but providing plenty that do, you’re far less likely to find yourself at the doughnut-shop drive-thru or the vending machine.
6. Think Like A Biochemist:
It’s true: They make all-natural cookies. But even if a cookie is made with organic cane juice (the hippie name for sugar), it’s still junk food. Ditto for lots of “health foods” in the granola aisle. That’s because hippie sweeteners raise your blood sugar just like the common white stuff. If you’re going to eat a cookie, accept that you’re deviating from your diet plan, and then revert back to your diet afterward. By convincing yourself that it’s healthy, you’re only encouraging a bad habit.
7. Recognize Hunger:
Have a craving for sweets, even though you ate just an hour ago? Imagine eating a large sizzling steak instead. If you’re truly hungry, the steak will sound good, and you should eat. If it doesn’t sound good, your brain is playing tricks on you. Change your environment, which can be easy as doing 15 pushups or finding a different task to focus on.
8. Take A Logical Approach:
Before you take a bite of food, consider whether it’s moving you one step closer to your goals or one step farther away. This won’t stop you from making a poor choice every single time, but it does encourage the habit of thinking long-term about what you’re eating right now. The payoff is that 80 to 90 percent of the time, you’ll make a better decision.