OK…. Let me start by saying.. HI my name is Yvette and I am a food addict. Yup.. definitely because why???? I get addicted to certain patterns of eating and certain foods. F*** why can’t I be normal? not sure if you can relate but you probably will
Should we spend the rest of our lives avoiding them like the plague? Or should we face our fears head-on, but on our own terms? It’s true that trigger foods can be dangerous during the initial stages of any dieting phase, but.. and I believe this is a big but.. Constantly depriving yourself of your fave foods isn’t going to cure your binge eating. What I suggest is distancing yourself from your trigger foods for a period of 3 to 4 weeks.
Here are the reasons why:
1. Your gut bacteria will have time to change. Gut bacteria has a huge influence on your cravings. The good news, however, is that you can have just as big of an influence on these bacteria. By abstaining from your trigger foods for a few weeks, you will allow them to die off. As a result, your binge urges will grow significantly weaker. I swear this is true…strong
2. You will break the habit. You might often find yourself eating your trigger foods without even craving them that much. The force of habit can be incredibly powerful, but staying away from trigger foods for a while will enable you to take back the reins.
3. You will learn to eat balanced meals again. Avoiding your trigger foods for a limited period of time diminishes the possibility of binge episodes. You can use these binge-free weeks to really focus on eating regular and nutritious meals. I’d like to add a few reminders though: Keep it slow and steady. If you have lots of trigger foods, work through them one by one. Don’t forget that this is a short-term plan. After a few weeks of balanced eating, try and reintroduce a small portion of your trigger food into your diet. Eat it mindfully and let yourself enjoy it. You are allowed to eat it moderately, so there’s absolutely no need to go overboard and binge.
4. Try and find a replacement food for your trigger item.
For example, I will eat a piece of cheese and an apple if I had a particularly strong chocolate craving. Most importantly, I want you to remember that these cravings aren’t your fault. Yes, bingeing can morph into addiction. its for reals people you’re not nuts. Sugar has been found to be as highly addictive as cocaine #truth AND….Yes, the cycle can seem UNBEARABLE at times. However, what I’ve learned through my journey – and what I want you to learn as well – is that you are NEVER as helpless as you think you are. It might not sound particularly convincing now, but trust me – there is so much strength within you. I mean fierce strength LIKE a F******LION!!!!!!
You have infinite opportunities for change. Now reach out and grab one of them.
Your friend and coach, Yvette
Btw cheap plug I know… but people ask me all the time what really is nutrition coaching…. these are the exact things we work on behaviors and habits… For example I have one dear client who works right next to a DD and guess what her habit was getting a donut everyday at break time. Guess what 6 months later she is free of this habit and down 27 pounds. You know who you are! Thats the shit we do together.. Like not just some online program but like EVERY DAY…. BECAUSE GUESS WHAT HABITS CANT CHANGE WITH A WEEKLY APPT ONCE A WEEK. IT HAS TO BE DAILY SO THAT IS WHAT I DO. Yup you get access to me in your back pocket plus.. a 30 min consult a week. It works… Check out the coaching thing here at YSF.
ok thats it for today.. love you ladies.. let me know what habit you want to change and if you can relate.