Tag: overcoming cravings
How to Enjoy Sweets and Treats and Still Reach Your Fitness Goals
Halloween sweets and treats are EVERYWHERE!!!
How in the world are you supposed to have enough willpower to resist all of that temptation?
I have a secret. Are you ready for it????? You’re not!!!
When we use the term “willpower” we are typically referring to continually denying ourselves of things we want. This means means having to always say “No” to anything we consider indulgently delicious. Who wants to live like that? Not me!
Living a healthy life and making healthy food choices shouldn’t feel like perpetual grueling deprivation. In fact, attempting to construct a healthy lifestyle through willpower pretty much never works. All those “No’s” eventually turn into
“Well, just this one time.”
“Everything in moderation, right?”
Then after you “give in” you feel as if you have “failed” and have to start all over again….. on Monday of course. And since you have already given in once you might as well “enjoy” yourself now because Monday the deprivation is scheduled to begin again.
Then the very same thing happens again the next week and now you are feeling defeated and ask yourself “What’s wrong with me?”
Does any of this sound familiar? If it does I can relate! I have been where you are.
So, then what’s the answer? What broke the cycle for me?
I’m glad you asked!
I had to reframe my thinking and realize that I CAN eat foods that I love and crave and still reach my fitness goals, but I had to start doing it ON PURPOSE.
Instead of completely depriving myself of things like chocolate (my fav) I started adding it into my daily or weekly food plan. This puts me in control rather than giving my cravings and impulses control.
I no longer have to rely on “willpower” make me say “No!” Instead the answer is now “Yes” I just have to predetermine the when and the how much.
I challenge you to give it a try!
Below are 3 steps to enjoying treats with no regrets!!!
Instead of mindlessly eating those Halloween treats all day long, decide before you are even see them
- what you will allow yourself to have
- when you will have it and,
- how much you will have
This way you will choose the thing you love the most, take time to savor and enjoy it.
Best of all you can end that vicious cycle of willpower>failure>starting over.
You can do this!!!!
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