One of the most frequent questions I get from clients is this:
“I just can’t resist sweets. How do you just say no to certain foods?”
Personally, I’ve weaned myself off of most grains and sugar, which does NOT mean that I am perfect or that I have stopped eating sweets – no way!
I still crave treats like anyone else.
No matter what food is calling your name this holiday season, here’s my guide for passing it up, without feeling deprived.
You’ll need 3 things, so put these on your gift list to yourself.
1. The Gift of Willingness
Are you willing to make your own healthy substitutes?
No matter what you love, there’s a simple, healthier version. That means being willing to take the time to research it and create substitutes for the rich, fattening version that disturbs your waistline.
If you are willing to do this, then you won’t ever feel deprived. And there won’t be any struggle about whether to have something or not. Freedom!
2. The Gift of Planning
Are you willing to make a plan for any event that may be challenging? If you are, then you will always feel prepared and calm. (Hint: Tap before all events – mandatory!)
Your plan may include sampling your favorites, sharing dessert, or bringing your own (see #1). If you minimize grains and sugar, you’ll feel good leaving the party. Success!
3. The Gift of Mindfulness
The last thing you want to do is go unconscious during a social event that is loaded with carb-dense foods. There’s nothing worse than feeling like you’ve overeaten and then having to wait several hours to feel better. If you stay mindful, eat slowly and savor every bite, then you will feel satisfied and in control at the end of the meal without overeating.
Best of all, instead of feeling defeated, you’ll feel GOOD about yourself, with a growing confidence that you are the type of person who can do this.
And that is the best success of all!
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