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Steps to Better Will Power
Steps to better willpower! He previously posted 8 Tips For a Flat(ter) Belly Without Diet Or Exercise. It was one of our top posts and had a great response. Preston is a licensed Physical Trainer that coaches people (men and women) on how to live the healthiest life they can with simple changes. He just started his instagram account. Go follow him for daily health tips!
He posts on help with losing weight, being healthy and feeling your best.
Here is his next awesome and helpful article about how to avoid a Pig-Out.
Avoid a Pig-Out: 6 Steps to Better Willpower
No man in the world has more courage than the man who can stop eating after one girl scout cookie
Food cravings can be intense! So last night I was literally up until about midnight obsessing over a Cheesy Gordita Crunch from Taco Bell. Why? I don’t know, I’ve never even had one. I saw that dang commercial and I started thinking about the pillowy flatbread covered in a melted three-cheese blend swaddled by a crunchy taco. It was almost spiritual… It was all I could think about and I swear the taco smiled at me in the commercial.
I got up and headed towards the pantry. I looked it over then headed towards the fridge. I looked it over then headed towards the pantry. I spotted a Whopper malted milk ball on the floor in the pantry next to the garbage can. I remember I received a box of them from Santa. I started calculating how long it might have been on the floor, 3-4 weeks? I DID NOT eat it. So then I was like ohhh, we have tuna fish. I hate fish but could smother the taste with mayo. OUT OF MAYO! Tuna and A1? Tuna and cream cheese? I felt tired, discouraged and still hungry.
I wrote this article to hopefully provide some tips on overcoming a potential pig out…
1. Go nuts!
Trust me on this one… As soon as you’re about to be clobbered by a food craving drink 2 glasses of water and eat an ounce of nuts (6 walnuts, 12 almonds, or 20 peanuts). Wait twenty minutes (cravings typically last ten minutes) and you’ll be astounded that your food craving has diminished.
2. Try to delay your lust, but not deny.
Tell yourself, “I’m not going to eat that MEGA butter movie theater popcorn now, but I will sometime in the future.”
There is almost a sense of relief knowing that I will eat it someday but just not today. People think that cravings will build in intensity until they become overwhelming. I think the opposite will happen. I think it’ll be easier to resist the temptation as your willpower grows.
3. Eat more.
I don’t like hot dogs. I don’t, but if I ever find myself skipping meals or spacing them too far apart that hot dog becomes more attractive to me. You cannot let yourself get hungry! You will inhale everything in sight.
4. Destroy temptation
Yep, just like it sounds. Head on over to the pantry and pull out all those trigger foods that persuaded you to buy them at the store and destroy them. Did you ever see the Seinfeld episode where George pulls the éclair out of the trash? They have to be destroyed not just thrown away! Run water over it, give it to the dog, whatever you need to do. You’ll feel a sense of accomplishment that you’ve kicked your binge.
Don’t feel bad about the money you’re wasting. You’ll feel a lot worse when those cookies go straight to your hips.
5. Be nice to yourself
Listen, you aren’t going to be able to quit binging cold turkey, there will be days that we think, “Screw it! I already had the girls scout cookies: I might as well eat the chocolate cake, too.” Then after we say, “I hate that I ate that,” or “I’m a horrible person for eating that.”
We never want to lump together food with guilt, this can cause a negative snowball effect. We need to remind ourselves that one bad day doesn’t have to–and shouldn’t– ruin your run of eating healthy. Just figure out what happened, forgive yourself, and move on.
6. Eat with others
There are studies all over the place showing that we eat less when we are around other people. Try and eat with the family, or wait to eat until that hot date. I could only imagine we all would consume less cake at the dinner table than hiding in the closet at 1AM.
Okay, now for some fun. Ladies and Gents out there, what are your ultimate food cravings?