The ONLY 3 things you need to know about your diet…for now :)

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We are officially knee deep in New Year’s resolutions “make-em” or “break-em” mode! How are yours going?

Well….I am still struggling a bit in the diet conversation (grrrrrrrrr) as are many of my clients. When it’s time to put your foot down, get into gear, and ride that horse there are only 3 things in your diet that you need to focus on. CHECK OUT THE VIDEO below to hear all about these 3 little buggers.

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 Today I had a private coaching session with a client who is struggling with afternoon sugar cravings. You could literally insert anyone’s name here because this applies to almost every woman I know! Each afternoon she is faced with mad cravings for either chocolate or cookies. The problem here is not really that she’s eating chocolate and cookies, or that she is eating extra sugar or calories. To me, the problem is that she is having “mad cravings.”

You are not designed to have cravings of any sort. A craving is a sign that something is imbalanced in your lifestyle. Please keep in mind that I am talking about I’M GOING TO GO CRAZY IF I DON’T EAT A COOKIE!!!!! – type cravings. I am not talking about “Oh, a cookie? Sure, that sounds nice if there happens to be one laying around…”

Sugar cravings in particular are a red flag that something is off. 90% of the time I find that the cause is either 1) skipping breakfast or 2) neglecting protein at breakfast.

Skipping protein at breakfast will give you some nice, mild sugar cravings late in the day (even worse if you exercise in the morning). Skipping breakfast altogether usually gives you the big bad dangerous uncontrollable monster sugar cravings. Been there; Done that.

Check out this week’s video below for more thoughts on this!

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As always, I’d love to hear from you. Do you have sugar-monster cravings? Ohhhh, I want to hear about it PLEASE! Please share your thoughts in the Comments section below!

11 replies
  1. Nicky
    Nicky says:

    Great video, lots of useful tips, also encouraging to know that I don’t have to completely ditch the odd glass of red wine! Also, I’ve had to rethink my diet a lot after realising I was far too dependent on carbs, okay, healthy ones like brown rice, grains etc, but was neglecting the protein (maybe because I’m a vegetarian) After years of eating like that, and resorting to sugar when I was low on energy, I am finally starting to make protein the main part of my meal. Thanks for the great tips and videos, Holly, really useful.Love your exercise vids, too.

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    • Holly Perkins
      Holly Perkins says:

      Nicky! Thanks for your comments! I find that you are a great example of soo many women! Yes, they are healthy carbs for sure, and you’re getting great nutrition. And, it might be more carbs than you need in relation to your protein intake. Glad to hear you’re getting the protein in too! Stay strong!

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  2. Missy Stearns
    Missy Stearns says:

    Awesome video Holly!!! I’m just starting my pre-summer diet so today video is very informative because I am suffering from an epic feeling of hunger each day!!!! The more I research how to diet I’m hopeful the outcome will become a lifestyle rather than something I do routinely after gaining 20 unwanted pounds…..

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    • Holly Perkins
      Holly Perkins says:

      Missy! YES, lifestyle changes are the best way to make your “diet” changes last. You’ll be so much happier when you find the balance where you don’t feel hungry and are at the ideal weight for you. Sometimes when you are cutting back on carbs, hunger will rear it’s ugly head for 3-5 days. I hope that you are now through the hunger and on to better energy! Just keep on taking action, eating healthy, and being active…you’ll reach summer feeling great!

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  3. Jennifer
    Jennifer says:

    Great information!! Thank You So Much! I have been following you for a while now. I have utilized a lot of the things that I have learned from your videos, book, projects and social media and I have maintained a 60lb. Weight loss for 5 years now and greatly appreciate your help along the way!!!

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    • Holly Perkins
      Holly Perkins says:

      OMG!!! Jennifer, that is INCREDIBLE!!! Holy cow. Really, a 60lb loss is really, truly impressive. Good for you! I’d love to hear more about how you did it. What steps along the way were really critical for you? And what “Ah Ha’s” did you discover? I am honored to have been a part of your journey and feel so lucky to have your voice here, in the community. Keep that voice STRONG! And if you’re open to sharing your tips, let me know. I’d love to feature your thoughts and notes either here, or on my Women’s Strength Nation site. You’re a true inspiration.

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  4. Staci
    Staci says:

    Yes thanks for this explanation, I tried to give up carbs but just didn’t feel right so now I try to balance it out. Do you have a nutrition guide?

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    • Holly Perkins
      Holly Perkins says:

      Hi Staci!!!! Yes! Carbs are REALLY important and you must include them! I never feel worse than when my carbs are too low. Wow, I can barely write a sentence and I get really cranky! It does take finding a balance to keep energy up along with fat burning. I am working on nutrition guides and…. recipes!!!! Stay tuned. Diet is a big one to tackle so I’ve been a bit slow in creating guides. But they are coming!!!! Stay strong and awesome!!

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    • Holly Perkins
      Holly Perkins says:

      SO welcome! Thank you for being here and sharing your feedback! I wish we all could eat lots and lots of sweets and alcohol…sigh…but we can’t without fallout. At least we CAN have some and keep it all balanced! Keep your thoughts and comments coming – love them!

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