You know how absolutely awful you can feel on Monday, after a weekend of blowing your diet and feeling trapped by overpowering cravings to eat—or, rather scarf— various bad-for-you nonfoods?
For many who’ve eaten badly over the weekend, Monday is often the day they vow to finally get back on track.
People often ask me, “Connie, what’s the very first thing I should do help me kick my sugar habit for good?”
This has been one of the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) I’ve been receiving for the past 18 years, ever since I reluctantly quit sweets and processed carbs on doctor’s orders. (For those of you want some help with the math, that was in 1998.)
This week, for Cravings-Crushing Monday, I’m going to share one ridiculously easy way to get a handle on your popcorn bingeing. However, this week, instead of writing about the tool, I’m urging you to listen to my first interview in about three years so you can discover how to take control of your popcorn intake while in the movie theater or when you’re on the run.
I share this really remarkable Popcorn-Ignoring Tool in an interview I gave to Denise Barry for her Free Yourself From Dieting… Losing Weight From the Inside Out Summit.
It’s time to get Sugar Shocked. Every day, you may be among millions, who are unknowingly gorging on some 60 to 90 teaspoons of Sneaky Hidden Sugars™, as I call them.
Without realizing it, you may be overdosing on hidden sweeteners a whopping 22 times a day, as I revealed in Part 1 of this blog post
How did I arrive at this astounding figure?
You’re probably overdosing on some 60 to 90 teaspoons of Sneaky Hidden Sugars™—as I call them—at least 22 times a day.
Indeed, you may be dipping in and out of Sugar Shock for much of your day, and you may be unknowingly sabotaging your weight-loss efforts every single time you eat foods from cans, jars or packages. How can you be eating that much sugar?
It happens to many of us: We spend a night tossing and turning and then the next day, we’re blearily dragging ourselves through work, meetings, family obligations, or other planned activities.
Your head may ache, you find it hard to stay focused, your energy levels plummet, and almost inevitably, you crave just about every donut, bagel or chocolate chip cookie in sight.
Sure, you can blame your sleeplessness on stress, your late-night meal, your late-afternoon coffee, your hormones, lots of EMF, or a loud neighbor. Or maybe you just needed to run to the restroom.
Whatever the reasons, you want and need to go back to sleep.
Next week, I’ll share 7 Ways to Get Back to Sleep, but now, you need to know about the all-important Insomnia-Carb-Cravings-Connection.
Not enough sleep can bring on wicked carb cravings — the kind that are really tough to resist.
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.
Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it. — Helen Keller
(1880-1968, U.S. blind and deaf educator)
It’s perhaps one of the easiest ways to shed stress and Crush Your Cravings. Plus, you can even hide out when you’re doing it and no one will “eavesdrop” on your goings-on.
This one simple stress-cutting tactic is to cry.
There’s one problem though. Although shedding tears is important to our well-being — learn 7 ways how here, in this week’s Cravings-Crushing Monday post — many people still think that if you do so in public or in front of a loved one, you’re being manipulative, over-indulgent, or undignified.
Or, if you let people see you sob, they may brand you as emotionally weak, mentally unstable and un-together.
Indeed, although many health experts insist that crying good for you — see AgingCare.com, Psychotherapy Networker, and Elite Daily — crying in public is often considered taboo.
These crying naysayers are wrong.
I encourage you: Have a good cry. But before you sob and wail, you need to know how to deal with people around you, especially those who don’t know the tremendous value of a good cry.
You know — those judgmental, meddlesome, embarassed or over-concerned passersby?
I’m here with crying solutions for you. Here are 7 Ways to Face People When You Cry.