I used to make it so needlessly difficult; excessive attention to carb counts (at the expense of the quality of the food I was eating) would lead me to choices of hot-dogs, cheese, chicken nuggets, diet soda (breading removed of course) all the while, thinking that I was eating healthy.
Then, I would go through my ‘vegetarian’ phase, where insulin-spiking pasta, fruit juices, and bread was my mainstay.
Thankfully, during my research, I came across people like Diane S. within the low-carb/ whole food movement.
Through crucial reading such as her 21-day Sugar Detox, I dispelled so many myths-from ending uncontrollable night-time refrigerator raids, to helping me finally get a leaner body. These are the tips that I wish I would have known sooner.
Between research and individual observation, here are some of the top ones I’ve found crucial in long-term weight-loss:
- Eating fat is critical. Not only is it our friend, but we die without proper amounts of it, and we die if we eat the wrong type. I spent years believing that “low-fat” was healthy, and saturated fat was bad. Not only was I constantly hungry, but I was also at risk of many chronic health conditions related to low levels of dietary fat.
- Food doesn’t come in packages. I used to spend hours stewing over pre-packaged food in the grocery stores. “H-m-m-m”, I thought to myself, “this has been fortified with XXX vitamins…also with hydrogenated vegetable oil, red #40, and half-day’s supply of sodium, too”. Now, I know what food truly is, and that it doesn’t come in packages.
- Sugar, and simple carbs that turn into sugar are evil. One of the most addictive substances known to man is sugar-right up there with cocaine regarding addictive qualities. Not only does sugar not nourish us, but instead, it does the opposite…It gives us a short-term energy ‘rush’ followed by the crash, lethargy, and hunger cravings when we’re not really hungry.
Want to substantially reduce your food cravings? Get ‘off’ sugar.
I Hope these help you as much as they’ve helped me!