We turn to bad foods for all sorts of reasons… relief from stress, boredom, celebrations, habit….
But there’s actually one reason that stands above the rest. And this reason is the absolute worst, because it causes a ton of stress on your mind & body…
… Making you crave bad foods even more!
That reason: hunger.
The truth is if you’re craving bad foods, there’s a good chance you’ve just gone too long without eating.
See, when your body becomes desperate for energy, it starts to beg for something that will satisfy the desperation. Foods like cookies, brownies, pastries, chocolate, etc. satisfy that immediate craving.
They fill you with tons of sugar, which gives you immediate energy.
But then… that energy is used up, and before you know it, you’re craving bad foods again.
It’s a Cycle of Fat Gain.
The good news is, there’s a VERY simple solution:
Now wait a sec! Before there’s any confusion… I don’t mean to over-eat… or eat bigger meals! What I mean is…
Eat more frequently!
If you keep your body’s energy levels up constantly throughout the day – your body won’t feel the need to turn toward those “emergency foods.”
Now, the important thing is to choose your snacks wisely. This requires preparation at home. Because the sad truth is, our society makes fat loss very hard!
Walk into any restaurant, and practically everything comes smothered in oil. Even healthy foods are made fatty and bad for you.
And vending machines? When’s the last time you saw something healthy in a vending machine besides a bottle of water?
So the key to making this work is…
…to pack healthy snacks, and have them handy everywhere you go.
– Keep a couple of apples in your bag or car or desk…
– Stick a jar of peanut butter and a spoon in your glove box (just make sure the only ingredient in the peanut butter is dry roasted peanuts!)…
– Keep a small plastic bag of chopped carrots with you…
– Stick an orange in your coat pocket on your way out the door…
It’s not difficult, but it takes commitment and consistency.
And if you’d like some ideas on healthy snacks, click here for one of our recent blog posts on 5 snacks that actually BURN fat:
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