week 3 of 8 week health & fitness plan

Focus and stick to the plan!

It is easy to fall off the band wagon.  Remember the changes you have introduced to your lifestyle are not embedded permanently.  The unhealthy food you have cut down can be really tempting.

Ah, Temptation!

I remember in my third week my office colleagues were tempting me with chocolates, pizza and burgers.  I remember mustering all my will power to say NO! It didn’t get much easier when I was at home in the kitchen or visiting friends.

It is not about depriving yourself, sometimes a simple craving can result into a full blown binge that can cause a setback in your goals.

Some of the tips that worked for me, and hopefully will help you are..

Craving Junk Food – Junk food is addictive! They are cleverly formulated, to make you crave them more, the way they look, feel, smell and taste. Remember, the negatives of junk food, it is often heavily processed, full of artificial flavouring, colouring, chemicals, salt and sugar, all of which is measured to be addictive as possible. So don’t feel to disheartened if you have a minor setback.

The Less (Junk Food) You Eat, The Less You Will Crave: I know its simple, but overtime, this is what you are looking to achieve, for it to become such a distant reminder that you forget why you enjoyed it in the first place. The first step is to stop the need for Junk food by feeling full, mySisterhood supplements are ideal to help you feel full for longer, reducing the need to snack.

Manage Your Stress: When I used to get stressed, it had a direct impact on my diet. Being stressed can cause certain parts of the brain to release specific chemicals such as opiates and neuropeptide Y, which can trigger cravings for fat and sugar.  When I now have a stressful day, I use deep breathing techniques, exercise, meditation or distract myself.

Variety is KEY : I wanted to cut junk food out of my diet and clean up my eating, but I literally could not get salad and tuna out of my mind. It is SO important to eat a variety of foods so that you don’t get bored.

Eat Wholesome Meals Throughout The Day: I really struggled to eat the right meals at the right time.  I recommend eating 3-5 wholesome meals daily that are filled with natural ingredients. This can help to keep you feeling full and satisfied throughout the day, and potentially reduce cravings. Regular intake of both complex carbohydrates and lean protein is also important, because it can help keep your blood sugar levels stable and your appetite satiated.  If you cannot have a meal at any given time, mySisterhood supplements offer the ideal shake to avoid you skipping meals.

Junk food is often heavily processed, meaning that they can be full of artificial flavourings, chemicals, salt and sugar, all of which is perfectly measured out to make the food as tasty (and addictive) as possible. It can be really hard to resist cravings when starting a new fitness and healthy eating regime if you are used to eating junk foods on a daily basis. The thing I want you girls to remember is to stop beating yourselves up. I totally understand how hard it can be to beat a junk food craving! It doesn’t help that these foods are specifically created in order to keep you coming back for more, so always give yourself credit when you try to improve your lifestyle.

Here are my top tips on how to get rid of junk food cravings:

Do NOT fall off track!

You are almost half way there!

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Fauzia Zafar

Founder and solicitor of Kingswood Solicitor. Founder of my Sisterhood Ltd.

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