How I Became The Cravings Ninja™ -- Cravings-Crushing Monday: Get Ready for Peaceful Battle Success Over Sugar & Processed Carbs
Whenever I meet people (such as at recent Bulletproof and Tony Robbins conferences), people are excited and intrigued when they discover that people refer to me as The Cravings Ninja™.
Almost always, they want to know more.
It’s time to explain the phrase I was given about three years ago.
To begin, my goal now as Your Cravings Ninja™, is to lead you to Sweet Victory over those tempting sugary, fatty junk foods.
As The Cravings Ninja, I’m here to guide you to easily, effortlessly, stomp out your wild, irrational, overpowering urges for nutrient-deprived snacks and meals.
Why do people call me The Cravings Ninja™?
By its definition, a ninja is someone, who excels in a particular skill of activity.
Those mythical 12th century warriors infiltrated and went to battle against particular enemies.
Although ninjas often had to be violent, I’m here to lead you into peaceful battle against sugary, fatty, salty non-foods.
Think about it. You can try umpteen diets, but you’ll never shed pounds and then keep them off for good unless you Crush Your Cravings for Good™.
So here’s how I became The Cravings Ninja.
Although I’ve been sugar-free eating minimal carbs (always quality carbs) since 1998, it took my having Crazy Cravings™ and a Carb Relapse in late 2012 after my Mom passed away for me to really “get” this concept more deeply and fully than ever before.
So tonight I need to get some zzzs so I can drive up early to Pasadena.
I invite you to think about your potentially glorious future, too.
You can create an awesome one in which you’ll find it easy to Crush Your Cravings for junk foods.
So please know that I’m off thinking about you often. In fact, soon on my Gab with the Gurus Show, I’ll be introducing you to some awesome products and people, who seek to help you to Get a Life that Rocks, as I like to put it.
Try This Simple, Powerful Tactic Any Time - Cravings-Crushing Monday
What can you do on a holiday weekend or any time a relative, friend or neighbor urges you to eat her or his specially prepared [chocolate cake, brownie or whatever] “treat,” which is so tempting?
How can you muster up the strength to resist that enticing “goodie” that’s full of sugar, processed flour, salt or fat, which you’re now craving?
Just get in a receptive mode to let your cravings be your teachers. When you allow your cravings to speak to you — and you listen — you’ll get tremendous power.
So here’s an Easy Trick to Turn Down Sugar Pushers:
First, Delay: First, when a relative, friend or neighbor urges you to “Just try my [piece of pie, cake, cookies or fill in the name of the junk food],” just say, “Oh thank you so much for offering. This looks delicious.” Then add, “Right now, I need to run to the restroom.” Then dash off quickly.
Next, Dawdle: While in the rest room, dawdle for one to five minutes. Take your time to do your bathroom business. Wash your hands twice. Fix your hair or your makeup, if you’re a woman. Do some stretches or belly-tightening exercises either in the bathroom stall or in front of it. Boogie to a tune on your iPod. (If you have no music, just hum your favorite tune.) When you dawdle like this away from the tempting “treat,” you’ll feel more power and determination to stick to your healthy eating plan. Once you leave the restroom, if dessert is served on the table, take more time. Then learn something new about your dining companions on both side of you. And if dessert is offered on a buffet bar, just stay away and talk with people elsewhere.
Third, Discover: While you’re in the restroom, far from temptation, do a short discovery process. Ask yourself, “Do I really want this [junk food] or am I just worried about hurting [so-and-so’s] feelings?” Next, ask yourself, “How will I feel tomorrow if I have some of this [fill in the name of the dessert or snack food]?” Really get into the awful feeling you’d have the next day. Think about how discouraged, frustrated and angry at yourself you’d be. This is the one time I find that negative feelings can actually be constructive and productive over the long haul.
Finally, Delight: Then top off your process with deliciously sweet feelings. I’m not talking about food, or course. Just think about how when you stay away from temptation and do nothing, you’ll feel so powerful, positive and in control. Recognize that your simple “No thank you” or simply walking away from temptation is a super-simple way to take positive, health-promoting action. In short, simple inaction is simple positive action.
That’s all you need to do to be more powerful than well-meaning Sugar Pushers.
Not only that but when you Delay, Dawdle, Discover and Delight, you’ll take pride in yourself quickly — within minutes!
You’ll be so glad that you put off this short-lived, self-defeating, immediate gustatory gratification in favor of a long-term positive outcome.
Helping You Crush Your Cravings, Quit Sugar and Get Good Health
Wow, it’s my blogiversary. For 15 years now — ever since 2005, two years before publication of my first book, Sugar Shock — I’ve been dedicated to educating and entertaining readers of my blog with eye-opening, helpful tips, insights and info.
Over the years, I’ve written about a wide variety of health topics, including sugar addiction, health trends and tidbits and more recently (as in the past two years) about cravings. In fact, every week I post tips, information or insights to Crush Your Cravings or motivate you. (That’s why I call them either Cravings-Crushing Monday or Your Motivating Monday.
Here are some of my Craving-Crushing Monday posts:
Cravings-Crushing Gift: 3 Super-Simple Secrets to Crush Your Cravings for You, Your Loved Ones & Online Friends
Since just about wherever you go this holiday season, you’ll be tempted by sugary, salty, fatty junk foods, I have a special gift for you, which will help you begin to easily, effortlessly, even playfully Crush Your Cravings for good. It’s time to get my newly revised Crush Your Cravings, Quick-Start Guide, which will give you 3 Super-Simple Secrets to Crush Your Cravings.
This Quick-Start-Guide — which I updated recently to add one more tip and to make it faster and easier for you to download — will help you rise above your frustrating cravings, beginning immediately.
So you can start to Crush Your Cravings this holiday season.
Bear in mind that if you do not Crush Your Cravings for sugar, carbs, fat or salt, you’ll probably pig out, gain weight and feel powerless.
How “Fast-and-Convenient” is both your Enemy and Your Ally.
What percentage of us get cravings and why. (You’ll be shocked by my findings.)
The Handy Cravings-Crushing Trick™. (Use this in movie theaters. It works brilliantly!)
The Turn-On-Your Willpower Tactic™. (Ideal for when you’re tempted on the go.)
How to Surf the Urge, Step Aside & Thank Your Cravings. (Yes, you can thank your cravings for waking you up.)
How to get weekly, Cravings-Crushing help so you can ignore those unhealthy, sugary, fatty, salty sort-of foods.
Why do I know so much about cravings? Well, for four years this month, I’ve delved deeply into this subject. It all began after the death of my mother when I was pounced on by Crazy Cravings, gained 21 pounds and lost my willpower for a few months.
But now that I’m the Master of my Cravings — actually, I only get good cravings now — I’m determined to help you Crush Your Cravings, no matter where you are, who you’re with and what junk foods entice you.