How Do You Start to Kick Your Sugar & Carbs Cravings?

Answering one of Your Top FAQ -- Your Easy Cravings-Crushing Monday Pointer

Whenever people meet me, take one of my programs,  do private or group coaching with me, they invariable immediately ask me: “Connie, how can I kick my sugar or carb cravings?”

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One of the simplest, but most powerful strategies is so easy you’ll be shocked by its effectiveness.

Let me introduce you to my Delay Away Your Cravings Tactic™, which I also call Creative Procrastination™.

In short, Just Delay before you put any sweets or carbs into your mouth–even if all you plan to do is nibble. (As you may know, your good intentions to have just a taste or two can lead to a binge.)

I hit on my Delay Away Your Cravings Tactic back in 1998 when I was reluctantly kicking sweets and refined carbs on doctor’s orders. To this day, I continue to be amazed at how easy, effortless, and darn effective it is.

Think about it:  If you mindlessly nosh on fast-acting sweets or much-like-sugar carbs™ (my phrase for processed carbs),  you’ll become headachy, wiped out, spaced out, moody, depressed or even angry at yourself, as you’ve revealed in surveys you’ve taken with me.

But what you do in that minute or two after your craving hits can make or break your diet.

In short, if you cave into cravings, it may be bye-bye, weight loss; hello, weight gain.

But I’m determined to help you get over that “Must-Have Sugar Now! hurdle.”

Let’s delve into this Delay Before You Cave into Cravings.

Just think about it: What’s one of the things many, if not most of us, do when we don’t want to do something? We procrastinate.

Usually people think of procrastinating as a bad thing, but you can make it quite powerful, positive and health enhancing.

So when you want to Crush Your Cravings, the starting point is to procrastinate.

Here’s the simple seven-part process to Delay Away Your Cravings.

  1. When a sugar or carb craving strikes and you begin fantasizing about how to get your favorite sweet treat or processed-carb snack, just Delay.
  2. First, set a timer for 15 minutes.
  3. Then, pick a project you’ve been avoiding — something like cleaning the kitchen, clearing off your desk, helping your kid(s) with homework, donating old clothes, organizing your CD collection or working out.  Now devote the next 15 minutes to your task. (Make sure that any tempting sweets are far away from you. Ideally, you won’t even have any at home.)
  4.  It’s time to get moving! Do your project while you play one or more uplifting, high-energy songs.  Some of my favorite boogie tunes are:
    Dare to Live by Andrea Bocelli
    Don’t Stop Believin‘ by Journey
    Sorry (PURPOSE : The Movement) from Justin Bieber
    Limbo by Daddy Yankee
    Bounce Back from Big Sean
    Don’t Stop Me Now from Queen
    Dare You to Move from Switchfoot
    On the Floor from Jennifer Lopez
    Eye of the Tiger from Survivor
    The Lion King’s Circle of Life
    Return to Innocence from Enigma
    Livin’ on a Prayer from Bon Jovi and
    Can’t Stop from the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
  5. Keep moving, organizing or or cleaning  for the full 15 minutes.
  6. When your timer goes off, breathe in deeply three times while you envision a beautiful rainbow filling your entire being, especially the parts of your body you want to slim down.
  7.  Now think about how grateful you are that you used my Delay Away Your Cravings tactic. Also, visualize how happy you’ll feel tomorrow, when you can pat yourself on the back that you didn’t let your cravings get the best of you.

What’s so cool when you Delay Your Cravings is that you’re making this process fun, clever and healthful.  Plus, if you boogie at the same time, you’ll feel more in tune and pleased with your body.

If you still feel cravings after 15 minutes, then Delay Away Your Cravings for another 15 minutes while doing your project. If you like, just delay over and over again until you’ve stepped into your power.

Also, if you have children, bear in mind that you could do this fun, super-simple tactic together. That’s because Delay Your Cravings works well for people of all ages.

Share this easy, breezy Cravings-Crushing tool with your friends, loved ones and colleagues.

Let me know you resonate with this post. Share, Like and Tweet it so I can continue to serve you, your friends and loved ones to Crush Your Cravings for junk foods full of sugar, flour, fat or salt so you can slim down, boost your energy and take back your power.

Connie Bennett is the bestselling author of Sugar Shock (Berkley Books) and Beyond Sugar Shock (Hay House), one or both of which have been praised by Dr. Mehmet Oz, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Dr. Daniel Amen, Dr. Mark Hyman and many others. Connie is now dedicated to discovering and sharing fast, super-simple, science-based secrets to Crush Your Cravings. (Her renewed interest in this topic began in late 2012, when she was walloped by Crazy Carb Cravings after losing her mother . She is now completing her next book, Crush Your Cravings On the Go™ and creating the companion Crush Your Cravings System.

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