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HELP – I am having a craving for a Snickers

Listen, a desire is just a feeling. It will pass whether you act on it or not. As I have said a million times – NO MATTER WHAT – you are not giving into that urge. PERIOD. Maybe you will be a little uncomfortable…so what? It is also uncomfortable to overeat. It is also uncomfortable to unbutton your pants because they are too tight. It is uncomfortable to have heartburn from overeating. Craving a cookie, candy, ice cream, etc. is just a feeling and it will pass. Once you accept that it is ok to be uncomfortable, then we can move on to how to spend the time until that urge/craving/desire passes.

If you are eating The Skinny Coach way, then you will have enough protein, enough food, and feel content. But if you still have a craving…here are a few tips on how to stop sugar cravings:

-Do 10 jumping jacks
-Sing a song
-Call a friend
-Take a shower
-Run to the mailbox
-Scream to yourself, or out loud, NO! and every time your brain goes there again, scream NO!

Whatever you do, don’t give in! Every time you give in, you are teaching your brain that you are weak and have no power. Every time you control your behavior you LEARN; your brain learns to control itself; the cravings will disappear.

Deborah’s Testimony

“After going through a divorce and gaining 30 lbs. on top of being 20 lbs. overweight, finding the Skinny Coach was a gift from God.

After talking to Tiffany for 20 minutes, I knew I had to do this. I knew I had to change my eating habits drastically. After starting the diet, I have realized that food doesn’t control me anymore. That I am eating to live and not living to eat. Eating fast food and sweets does not enter my mind. (But I do feel like an alcoholic. That 1 bite would send me over the edge. I take one day at a time.). I know what I am going to eat and how much. I know I will not order a diet coke or buy them at the market. I know I can go out on a date or to dinner with friends and be okay with everyone having the delicious bread and a cocktail.”

-Deborah

Am I a Sugar Addict or Not?

Who hasn’t had a binge-eating episode? If you have not, then just shut down this email and go away because I hate you. Hehe.

Pretty much everyone has had a binge, but when it is due to addiction or to deal with some type of trauma, we have to start talking about ways to control it.

We have urges, and whether you want to admit it or not, you do have control over your eating urges. When you are in the food addiction circles on Facebook, it is very easy to fall into the ‘victim’ mentality. “I can’t control myself” or “I am addicted; it is out of my control” – NONSENSE. Of course you have control. It might be hard because you might be physiologically addicted to the substance, but, nevertheless, YOU are putting it in your mouth.

What you have control over is setting yourself up in a way that makes binging less likely. The way I did it was not eating anything with sugar or flour in the ingredients. I was not able to diet, not even for a day. I was overweight for decades. Nevertheless, at some point I decided no sugar or flour – NO MATTER WHAT – and just like that – even though I am addicted to sugar, I no longer eat it.

Pick a rule, any rule, and, no matter what, do not break that rule and, by the principles of neuroplasticity, you will no longer be out of control. Remember I am a sugar addict, but I don’t eat sugar. Am I a sugar addict or not?

Change Your Brain

Rewiring your brain so that you no longer crave foods that cause you to be fat is the single most important step to maintaining your weight loss. Any diet will work to lose weight if you can stay on it – but no one does. Why? Because they have not reconditioned their brain. Food manufacturers have specifically designed foods to produce irresistible cravings by activating the addictive responses and advertising is truly a science that produces triggers, like Pavlov’s dogs, to go for the food at all costs.

How do you re wire your brain? You can’t! It takes a teacher, a mentor to show you and give you a language. You have to learn how to think differently and you need someone that thinks that way to help you through it. There are few things as difficult to do as changing the way you think about food and eating and to expect that you can do it on your own is a recipe for a fat disaster.

Luckily, that is exactly what we do with The Skinny Coach Solution … we are here to help guide you through your life changing, brain changing, body changing journey.

Schedule a time to talk to the Skinny Coach!