How to outsmart your cravings


Aug 3, 2021

 by Marty Skele
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The other day I sent you an email about something called “ultra-processed foods” and how they’re standing in the way between you and your results.

 

Check it out HERE

 

Because the old saying is true: You CANNOT out-exercise a bad diet.

 

The email talked about the first step you can take to start eliminating those foods.

 

Step #1: BE AWARE of your cravings, so you can 1) notice patterns and 2) feel more in control of them.

 

So now, let's dive a bit deeper...

 

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 that every afternoon you start having visions of chocolate chip cookies dancing in your head, BE PREPARED.

 

If you always associate eating beer and wings with watching the fights or the game on the weekend, BE PREPARED.

 

What “being prepared” looks like will depend on you and your situation.

 

But it can include these two simple tactics:

 

  • Find a diversion. I quit snacking on junk food at night when I got tired. (yes, it happens to me too!)
    Instead of just watching TV, I did some home organisation projects with the TV on. I also dabbled with a few hobbies – anything to focus my attention on something else!

 

  • Have a healthier option on-hand: frozen fruit (I love dates with ghee!), yogurt with fresh berries & honey, homemade air fryer wings. Just make sure it’s ready to go.

 

From my own experience (and that of my clients) it only takes a few days of making the switch for cravings to start going away. Eating a diet that's high in protein/fat and low in carbohydrates in general will also help a lot!

 

It’s all about being intentional about what you put into your body … and not letting the “automatic” habits take over and derail you from your goals!

 

It’s a lot easier than you think.

 

Shoot me a reply and let me know how you're going.

 

Make it an incredible day,

Marty Skele 

www.crossfitcaloundra.com.au

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