Cravings. They feel so insistent and urgent. So loud in my brain. Resist and they get stronger. Give in and they’re reinforced. It feels like I can’t win.
When it comes to cravings I find that it helps to understand why my cravings happen. Learning about the physiological aspect of hormone regulation and over-hunger in combination with the mental aspect of over-desire has helped me to understand that cravings don’t mean that I am weak or broken. And once I understand that, I can take action and stop feeling helpless.
I also find that the way I have tried to battle cravings in the past has only served to reinforce them. So unfortunate. Cravings are normal, but there are ways you can decrease the frequency and intensity of them. Sometimes you can quiet them all together.
Cravings come from the physical side – over-hunger. This is related to the way your hunger hormones (insulin, leptin, ghrelin) work together. You can improve the balance of these hormones by what you eat and how often you eat. It’s also related to over-desire which comes from how the brain works.
Learning how to decrease over-hunger and over-desire is the key to conquering cravings. I’d love to help you reduce your cravings and urges to overeat and give you the same tools that have been such a help in my own weight loss journey. Join me for a 5 day Facebook training starting December 2.
I know many people want to wait until January to start on their 2020 health goals. This challenge/training is for people who don’t want to wait to make a positive change in their health journey now. If you are ready to start taking action with a group of like-minded people, sign up now for the free online training.
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