When Did You Get Addicted to Carbs?

Cravings-Crushing Monday: My French Bread Visual Reminder

When did sweets or carbs first call out to you? Were you but a child or teen when you first felt a strong pull to those processed “treats”?

Apparently, carbs first captivated me when I was but a child.

Indeed, about a year or so ago, while organizing my late Mom’s photos, I found this entertaining photo of me utterly entranced with this huge roll of French bread!

My goodness — the loaf of bread was about a third my size!

Ah, this image brings back memories. While traveling with my family in France, I so fell in love with French bread, more French bread, Camembert cheese and and also Toblerone chocolate .

Join the Conversation: What is your first memory about sugar or carbs? Were you sad or glad when you turned to these “treats”?

Are You Addicted to Your Cell Phone?

Find Out About The Invisible Addiction with Dr. Nancy Colier, author of The Power of Off

Usually, I tell you how to Crush Your Cravings for addictive candies, cookies, chips or other sugary, salty, fatty foods. But this Cravings-Crushing Monday, I’m going to discuss the invisible addiction that people rarely discuss.

  • You’re one of millions, who check their smartphones 150 times a day.
  • You feel — as do 46 percent of smartphone users — that you just can’t live without your device.
  • You’re addicted to your cell phone.

For those of you who feel hooked to your cell phone, it will transform your life if you “feel the power of saying ‘no’ to that addictive, reptilian self,” explained Dr. Nancy Colier recently, when I interviewed her on my Gab with the Gurus podast.

Millions of us are “twired” — both wired and tired, explained Dr. Colier, a psychotherapist and author of The Power of Off: The Mindful Way to Stay Sane in a Virtual World.

So are you a tech addict? You may be one, Dr. Colier told Gab with the Gurus listeners if you: (more…)

Help Me Help You: What’s Your Top Cravings Question?

One-Question Survey for Cravings-Crushing Monday

Are you tired of your powerful cravings for processed junk foods filled with sugar, carbs, salt or fat? Help me help you.

Answer one quick question now so I can help you. Just take 30 seconds to one minute now to tell me what you need.

Take Time off for a Social Media Vacation

Your Cravings-Crushing Tip: Take Time Out to Unwind, Unplug & Relax

Of course, nowadays, you need to be social, even if you’re a naturally introverted person. You need to be on your phone often and you need to check emails.

Plus, if your goal is to serve lots of people — as I do — you need to be active on such social media platforms as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagream, and, of course, on your blog, if you have one.

But what if you’re feeling burn out after facing and meeting lots of deadlines, pursuing additional training, writing a book or online course, and gearing up to serve even more people than before?

Should you continue to post regularly to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and your blog when you feel a need to unplug so you can refresh, recover and recuperate?

I contend that at least twice a year, You Need a Social Media Vacation.

And that’s what I’m now doing in the next week. What’s so cool with our world’s amazing technology is that you can post things in advance.

Now, what if you’ve endured a family crisis such the terminally illness of a parent, sibling or spouse, the breakup of your long-term marriage, or the death of a cherished loved one?

Then you really need time off.

Discover 11 of many benefits of taking a Social Media Vacation:


Sniff Away Your Stress

Cravings-Crushing Monday: Another Super-Simple Tool to Calm You Down

Stress is one of the biggest reasons that people pig out on sugary, fatty, salty treats or processed carbs, which, of course, pack on the pounds.

Today’s Cravings-Crushing Monday tip is another super-simple idea, which can calm you down quickly.

It’s also one of my favorites.

Just keep a little lavender whenever you’re on the go, and when stress strikes, just inhale deeply. That’s it!

Ancient Romans used the lavender plant to scent their bathwater while other cultures have historically used it to treat depression, irritability, and insomnia. Research now shows us that lavender’s aroma can greatly diminish stress, which, as you may well know, is a prime trigger for food cravings.

The Scientific Evidence: As always, before I share a tactic, my researchers and I track down a study, which validates it. So check out the fascinating research on this super-simple Sniff Away Your Stress Tool.