Updated: Feb 5
So you've been eating clean, making the effort to have even more vegetables in, avoiding carbs and all of that stuff but you're going out to dinner with friends to that restaurant you like, and you remember their dessert...
All the sudden you "know you want it" and you start feeling a little bit of discomfort because you know you're not going to resist it... There are voices whispering to you and you don't know what to do...
Do you recognize that feeling of "pre-guilt"? You haven't had that food yet, but somehow you're already feeling guilty! Isn't it amazing how our mind works?
Now if you recognize yourself in this pattern, don't worry because this is all of us. As I explain it on this Tip of The Week Episode, those cravings you have are part of a survival mechanism our species has, because back then there weren't many calories available and we had to keep eating for survival.
Fast forward to a couple of thousands of years and we now have more calories per acre than ever before! Too many, I must add... But those mechanisms are still there.
And although I didn't go through all of the reasons why those cravings occur, I can tell you that knowing them also helps me to understand the real things my body might be missing, but that's a long conversation for such a short episode and I might dive deep into each reason, on later episodes.
So this week I'm talking about that one hack to navigate through them - something that will help you embrace the moment, really enjoy it and eat GUILT FREE!
If there's one thing I know it works, it is peace of mind and actually having some boundaries (instead of restrictions) by making decisions before you leave home.
Watch this Tip of The Week episode to learn:
That these cravings are normal, and how to accept them
How having a plan before you leave home might be a game changer
How setting boundaries can make a difference between you having a small portion versus going "all in"
How you can enjoy it, just call it a day, and go back to your best eating habits right after
There are so many diets out there, and even if "you're being good" (which is foolish to think, but your mind will put you in that state of discerning if you are on a good or bad behavior), it's not about achieving perfection. It's about understanding how your body works, and enjoying life.
I hope this episode resonates with you, and I'll see you in 2 weeks!