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How to Avoid Falling Off The Wagon

In 2012, when I began my healthy eating commitment, I had cravings and difficult battles with temptation.

It gets better. Eventually these foods look too salty, sweet, greasy to your highly developed, healthy eating pallet.

Meanwhile, what to do?

Purge your kitchen. “If it is in your house, it is in your mouth.”

If you have a family member who is not on board, ask them to keep the tempting items in another room (if possible).

Take the moment of temptation as an opportunity to:

Floss your teeth

Brush your teeth

Take a walk (this helps you to remove yourself from the situation)

If you can’t take a walk, do other exercise.

Trim your fingernails and toe nails.

Give yourself a manicure and pedicure.

Take a nap / go to bed early (we all need to get rest).

I learned that I do better by having non-starchy vegetables for my first meal. If I eat oatmeal or fruit, I crave sweets for the rest of the day. My later meals always include a sweet potato and beans which help with satiety. Greens,especially leafy ones, help to control cravings.

Be sure you are getting enough calories. When I began, I felt hungry often. I added large, baked sweet potatoes to each meal and my cravings for calorie dense foods like meat went away.

Also, remember to take healthy food with you when you leave your home, always! Baked sweet potatoes are delicious warm or cold. Other portable food are apples and bananas.

Check out my blogs on beating The Cravings Beasty.

Conquer Cravings:  Sweets

Conquer Cravings: Coffee

Conquer Cravings: Ice Cream

Conquer Cravings: Salty Things

Conquer Cravings: Cheese

Conquer Cravings: Chocolate

Conquer Cravings: Baked Goods

It is not your fault that you are craving highly palatable foods.

Your taste buds have been hijacked by the food industry.

This book is a great resource to help you understand why Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us

What strategies do / did you use to resist temptation?

1 thought on “How to Avoid Falling Off The Wagon”

  1. I used to attend Weight Watchers meetings, and I thought that it was odd that so many people there thought that they were somehow depriving their families by ridding their homes of junk food. It’s one of the kindest things you can do for your family!

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