Your Cravings-Crushing Takeaway: This tactic is so darn easy! Just drink water before you even put food in your mouth. Doing so may reduce your cravings for sweets, carbs and other fattening foods so you’ll ramp up your weight loss.
Cravings-Crushing Monday™ Presents a Fast, Easy Tool
One of the tastiest ways to nix your sugar cravings is with a spice you probably have in your cupboard right now: Cinnamon.
You may know this culinary spice for the warm, aromatic flavor it gives baked goods.
Cinnamon, in my opinion, is one undervalued space.
Indeed, cinnamon has been treasured for more than 3,000 years for its medicinal properties.
For instance, cinnamon has been used to treat muscle spasms, vomiting, diarrhea, infections, the common cold, loss of appetite, erectile dysfunction and many other conditions. Pretty impressive for an ingredient derived from the bark of a small evergreen tree.
Guest Post from Nutrition Myth Buster Jonny Bowden: Get The Truth About Fat Loss This Week
Today, it’s s my pleasure to present a guest blog post from my friend and colleague Jonny Bowden, aka “The Nutrition Myth Buster.” An internationally recognized board-certified nutritionist (with a PhD in holistic nutrition), Jonny has written 15 books, including the controversial The Great Cholesterol Myth. He has spoken at conferences around the world, appeared on “The Dr. Oz, Show,” “The Doctors” and every major television network, and has written or contributed to articles in over 200 print and online publications, from The New York Times to The National Enquirer. This week, Jonny is presenting his exciting Truth About Fat Loss Summit, which features 30-plus experts in from today, April 25, through May 2, 2016. Now, here’s Jonny’s fascinating blog post. (Please note that Jonny’s post replaces the regular Cravings-Crushing Mondays feature.)
One of the biggest myths about weight loss is that “it’s all about calories”.
Every one of us has been indoctrinated with the idea that we get fat because we eat too many calories.
“Calories in, calories out” has been the mantra of the diet establishment for the past 40 years.
Just think about the number of times you’ve heard this refrain:
“If you eat more calories than you burn”, (experts have told us,, “you will gain weight.
But if you burn more calories than you eat, you will lose weight”.
Except for one thing. It’s not true.
Well, let me amend that slightly. It’s MOSTLY not true.
Calories do count—but when it comes to gaining and losing body fat, they are very far from the complete story.
One of the many truths that emerged from the thirty plus hours of in-depth interviews with the world’s greatest experts in my upcoming Truth About Fat Loss Summit was this:
A calorie is NOT just a calorie. And all calories are very far from being created equally.
Why am I so concerned about these women and men, who clearly — because they’re attending Lisa’s or Jeff’s events — have a Big Why, a burning mission and a huge desire to help many, possibly hundreds of thousands of people?
Because among the hundreds of people in attendance — many of whom traveled from all over the world to learn from Jeff or Lisa — I keep coming across movers and shakers, who seem to be ruled often by their Crazy Cravings™ for candies, cookies, or other junk foods.
They are sugar-addicted, carbs-obsessed, or weight-challenged.
Alas, these Heart-Centered Entrepreneurs — who have so much to give — just aren’t Healthy.
The more I hung out with some of these truly amazing, cheerful, generous people, the more worried I became…
Please note that I have HUGE respect for these Heart-Centered Entrepreneurs.
They are driven by their Big Why. And some of them are succeeding in stellar ways — or, they’re on the way there. They are making a Big Difference…
If you’re like millions of Americans, yesterday, you overdosed on candies, in large part, because Halloween is a sanctioned National Sugar Overload Day.
For years now — ever since 1998, when I kicked sugar on doctor’s orders — on The Day After Halloween, I hear from frustrated, disappointed, Sugar Shocked people, who want to know how to Get Back on Track.
For instance, today, a determined Christie wrote to say:
“I’m ready to kick sugar again…..again!!! Ready to sleep better at night, have more energy during the day, and have the brain fog lifted!”
If you, like millions of Americans, pigged out on Halloween candies, you’re probably reeling from Sugar Shock — which means you may be feeling dizzy, headachy, sluggish, irritable or wiped out.
Since you’re not feeling so great, here are 6 easy ways to help you Rebound After Relapse™, as I call it,
1. Drink plenty of water. That, of course, you probably know. Add some lemon, too, if you can.
2. Ditch the Sweet Stuff or Hide it in Your Car Trunk. Please don’t keep leftover candies in your home. Temptation can lead to one bite, which, of course, can lead to many more.
Now, if you’d rather not be restrictive with your kids because you feel that they’ll then want more candies, then ration them out. Let your childreen have 2 small candies per day. Then hide the rest in your car trunk or another place that’s not easily accessible.
3. Treat Yourself to Nutritions Meals.
Given that yesterday you tricked yourself, today’s the day to treat yourself with nourishing meals. Think quality protein (free-range chicken, fish, etc.), healthy fats (like a little olive drizzled over your dinner), and quality carbs (a salad and veggies).
4. Savor Sweet Potato & Sweeten with Cinnamon.
If you find yourself craving something sweet today — which can be expected — try sprinkling some cinnamon on a cooked sweet potato or pumpkin. Not only is this combo yummy, but cinnamon, as a 2007 study showed, may lower your blood sugar after meals, (See the actual study here.) You also can add a dash of olive oil or flax oil, which makes your dish quite tasty. In fact, you can make this your dessert.
5. Sniff Away Your Cravings & Stress.
Since today, you may be feeling especially stressed since you ate a lot of sugar-filled candies, try dabbing on some lavender, which research shows can diminish stress, which is a prime trigger for food cravings. The various chemicals in lavender — such as Linalol, linalyl acetate, geranyle, eucalyptol, pinene, limonene, cineole, phenol, coumarins, and flavonoids — work together by “ stimulating smell receptors in the nose, which then send messages through the nervous system to the limbic system.” That’s “the part of the brain that controls emotions,” according to The Mayo Clinic.
Lately, I’ve been planning the Sugar World Summit, which will feature some of the biggest names in sugar education, carb addiction, health, wellness, mindful eating, and personal empowerment.
For instance, in this virtual event, which will take place two weeks before Halloween, Dr. Mark Hyman, Dr. Robert Lustig, JJ Virgin, Dr. Richard Johnson, Colette Baron-Reid, Sarah Wilson and many others will join us to give you The Sour Scoop or Sweet Solutions.
In his fascinating book, Moss takes an insightful look at the $1 trillion processed food industry, which most health experts believe has triggered the obesity epidemic and put millions at risk for such chronic health conditions as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer.
Thanks to his many revealing interviews with leading food scientists and top food industry executives from companies such as Kraft and Coca-Cola, Moss explains how most Americans have become so dependent on processed food.