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Dealing with and working through your sweet tooth cravings Part 1 by Custom Fitness: Amarillo Personal Trainers

By November 7, 2018 No Comments

Hi guys,  Kris from Custom Fitness here, your Amarillo personal trainer. Today we’re going to be talking about dealing with and working through sweet tooth cravings. This is going to be the first part in a two part series, so be on the lookout for part two coming soon. And if you have any questions about today’s blog, then please give us a call at (806)-322-3188

We just left October. We’re heading into November. And goodness, December is right around the corner, and all that means is more and more opportunities for that sweet tooth to get out of control and allow you to do things that you normally wouldn’t do because it’s just there.

I know my husband’s office likes to buy a ton of candy. They keep extra on hand for Halloween, and they end up with buckets of it leftover that just lasts and lasts. I believe last year, it almost went through Easter, it lasted so long. So if you’re in an office setting like that, sometimes it can be hard to push those cravings away. I’ve got some tips today on how to deal with those cravings and some tips today on how to work through some of those cravings.

So on dealing with, step one is try not to keep it in the house. Try not to have it in the office. Obviously, if it’s not there, you can’t eat it. So that would be number one. Now easier said than done sometimes, right? So if you do have some family members or office mates that are keeping that sort of thing around, then obviously that’s not a total option for you. But if you can keep it out of those places, go for it. You’re gonna be better off for it.

All right. So step two is if it is in those places, hide it. Don’t put it in plain sight. Don’t have it sitting on your desk or on the eye-level shelf in the pantry. Hide it somewhere from view. It doesn’t have to be that you don’t know where it’s at. It just has to be somewhere out of view to where you’re not consciously thinking about it each time that you open the cabinet door or the pantry door, whatever it may be. So you’re putting it somewhere that’s out of sight, out of mind, and that way, when you do need to indulge, that’s okay, too. Then you can have some. But it’s not first and foremost the thought coming in every day when you walk in.

All right. So step three or tip three is to freeze it, especially with chocolate or baked goods or things like that. If you freeze them, you can’t eat them as quick, right? You have to take it out and either let it thaw or you get to lick the chocolate, whichever works better. Which means that you don’t consume nearly as many calories. You’re not eating as much of it.

And typically, especially with chocolate, it doesn’t take as good frozen, so your brain said, “Didn’t really care for that. I’m okay.” So kind of just some tips that I know that our team uses, our clients use to be able to deal with those cravings, to deal with the fact that it is around us, and to keep us away from having useless cravings. Because a lot of times, those cravings aren’t coming from something that our body want. It’s coming more from the fact that it’s available and it’s there and we see it, and so we eat it.

I had a client one time who had a candy drawer at her house. She just constantly had a drawer full of chocolate and other candies that she liked. And every day, she’d eat about four to five pieces. Well, it doesn’t sound like a lot, but over time, it can become a lot. Because those calories are empty calories. So you get no benefit from them, and they will end up storing as fat if you’re not burning them off.

So over time, we figured out for her that we had to kind of transition her slowly and figure out ways to make that work. But eventually, she was able to get rid of that candy drawer, and her weight was able to drop about, honestly, 12 to 13 pounds over the course of about six weeks of not eating candy. And that was really the only changes that she made during that time.

 

So i’m going to end part one here. In part two we’re going to be talking more about learning how to deal with the cravings. This is a topic that I’ve really been wanting to touch on. Those little cravings can really trip people up. Taking a few pieces of candy a night can turn into a routine, and then the next thing you know you’re progress is being hindered. So in the next part we will be talking more about self control and ways to cope with the cravings.

 

If can’t wait for part two, or you want to know more about Custom Fitness and what we do here, then please give us a call. If you’re wanting the accountability and help with creating an action plan to see results, or are wanting to someone to help create a workout plan to push you to your greatest potential, then that’s what we’re here for. Our trainers are here to look out for you and make sure that you are meeting your goals in a safe way.

At Custom Fitness, we customize a plan for you. We sit down with you and find out what your needs are and then build a health and fitness plan around that. We have an entire team of dedicated professionals to help you with your health and fitness goals. To get your consultation set up, give us a call at 806-322-3188 or email us at info@customfitness.biz At Custom Fitness, we are YOUR personal trainers in Amarillo, Texas. Have a great day.