Living The Paleo Way 7
The paleo diet is considered one of the healthiest diets on the planets. It’s extremely popular among fitness enthusiasts who swear by its effectiveness. Unlike most other fad diets, it is more about making the right food choices.
Grains, processed foods, sugar and a few other foods aren’t allowed which is considered restrictive by some and while there are plenty of delicious foods that you can eat the ones you can’t are often the ones we crave the most.
The big hit for most of us is the elimination of sugar which means that comfort foods such as ice-cream, cake, candy and even breads aren’t allowed.
Many people don’t even want to imagine life without indulging in these foods let alone giving them up all together.
This issue alone is why so many people fall off the paleo bandwagon before they begin to see the benefits.
They start off with good intentions but give up when their cravings get the better of them.
This issue will provide you with few ways to control your cravings.
Just keep in mind that while these methods can help a great deal but there will be times when the cravings are more persistent than others.
The important thing to always keep in mind is that with time, these cravings will disappear.
Your body is just used to consuming these types of food (it’s addicted) and it will take some time to replace your old eating habits with new healthy ones.
Just rest assured that if you stay the course, you will learn control your cravings and one day, they will be a thing of your past.
The best way to control cravings for sweet foods will be to have some sweet foods on standby. Just make sure that they are paleo approved sweet foods.
There are many very delicious recipes for smoothies, ice-creams and other desserts that you can find in a good paleo cookbook or website.
You may be surprised to find that a strong craving for chocolate can often be diminished by eating a cold, slice of watermelon.
You just need to find the right substitutes for the sweet foods you normally go for and keep a few on standby at all times.
You never know when you may get a craving so when it hits, just reach for the substitute.
Another way to control cravings will be to remove all the food in your house that doesn’t fit in with your new lifestyle. Don’t create temptation.
Having a big tub of chocolate ice-cream in the freezer is just asking for trouble.
Get rid of all these potential problem food and that way you won’t have to test your will power.
Bring your own cooked food to work. Especially in the beginning, when you’re in the initial phase.
If you find yourself struggling you may have to avoid eating out or with friends who aren’t eating healthy because just looking at or smelling their food may trigger cravings.
While this may seem extreme and anti-social it is important especially in the beginning, (only about 2 or 3 months) until you are confident that you have conquered your cravings.
You can learn more here in my online guide about how to start Paleo Diet
to make sure you get a good start to a healthy diet.
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