Losing Weight - Stop Focusing on the Carrots!

Written by Peter Neilson


What do I mean by that?

Well, carrots are good for you and I encourage all of my clients to eat them - as well as allrepparttar other veggies - whenever they can. The problem I find with most of my clients looking to lose weight is that they are focused onrepparttar 145412 wrong things. They will come to me and say, "I have taken carrots out of my diet because I heard that they contain "sugar" and that's bad right?"

Now carrots do have some sugar in them but in VERY small amounts. The benefits of eating carrots FAR outweighrepparttar 145413 costs and that is my point. Instead of focusing on that tiny amount of sugar in a healthy vegetable they should be focused on whether or not they went torepparttar 145414 gym 4 times this week like they were supposed to. Or if they have been consistent with thier diet "as a whole" overrepparttar 145415 last month.

Put an End to Food Cravings!

Written by Joe Serpico


Most of us are "regular" people. We don't eatrepparttar perfect diet allrepparttar 145411 time and have our struggles with food, same as everyone else. But having an awareness of this fact and knowing a little bit about our health and food nutrition can help when it comes to making wise decisions.

Many people struggle with food "cravings." Studies tell us that it's fairly common for food cravings to happen at certain times, quite often at around bedtime. Your guard may be down, you may have had an unusually hard day, and off you go on your not-so-merry way to find that tasty treat. Fatigue and stress often combine to take their toll onrepparttar 145412 best of intentions.

When food cravings are unconstrained, what starts out as a bedtime snack quickly turns into a full blown feeding frenzy...not something most of us fully understand or appreciate. We head to kitchen and every other place where food can hide, clearing a path as we go.

Most food cravings are not about satisfying a nutritional need or imbalance. They seem to be more emotionally related, or God forbid, are caused by plain old gluttony. Exactly why we over-indulge is not completely understood, however our knowledge about this subject continues to grow.

Listed below are some thoughts and ideas about food cravings:

- Ifrepparttar 145413 food isn't available, you can't eat it! Emptyrepparttar 145414 cookie jar and keep it that way! Keep healthy food choices on-hand.

- Recognizerepparttar 145415 feelings and emotions that lead-up to a food craving. Do you have food cravings when youíre bored, lonely, or stressed? If you can identify a trigger, you can deal withrepparttar 145416 emotion thatís making you desire a certain food. Try to deal withrepparttar 145417 triggers inrepparttar 145418 best way you can.

- Sometimes, even recognizing that a craving is about to happen doesn't seem to help. Don't beat yourself-up. There is always tomorrow. Call a friend, make good use of your support network and share your feelings with someone.

- Get enough sleep. When youíre tired, youíre more likely to crave things.

- Never give-up. When you "slip", press-in, bear-down, get a grip, do whatever is necessary to re-gain control. Try to practice restraint most ofrepparttar 145419 time, but don't get legalistic and un-balanced in your weight loss approach. Think moderation and not abstinence at all times!

- Understand that self-control and discipline by themselves, won't cut it! If you depend totally on yourself for control, you will fail. Forming caring and supportive relationships is required. If you do not currently have a support network, start building one TODAY.

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