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!