Control Your Appetite: 6 Simple Strategies to Crush Cravings

by JJ Virgin on July 19, 2016

It’s 3 PM, and your stomach is growling. Your energy levels have flatlined, and lunchtime feels like years ago.

You just resolved to stop afternoon snacking to drop a few pounds. Yet here you sit, exhausted and eyeing the stale muffins in the conference room.

You try to eat healthy. You drink smoothies and choose foods with “low-fat” on the label. But the numbers on the scale keep climbing, even though you go hungry most days.

What’s the point of depriving yourself when your skinny jeans never get any closer to fitting and you still feel tired all the time?

If any of that sounds familiar, you’re not alone, and you’re definitely not to blame! From super-sized factory farms to the pharmaceutical industry, there are billions of dollars resting on the fact that you’ll keep eating low-calorie, high-sugar impact, and never lose the weight.

It’s time to take back your health.

The strategies below are straightforward and do-able, and they’ll help you crush cravings and burn fat. You’ll see your energy skyrocket and your waist size drop.

You can do this! Here’s how:

  1. Stop cutting calories, and go low-sugar impact instead. The nutrition field was built on the idea that cutting calories translates to weight loss. Now we know better! The key to losing belly fat, increasing your energy, and lowering your risk of major disease is NOT to count calories, it’s to eat low-sugar impact. Hidden sugars are everywhere, from fruity salad dressings to “sugar-free” jam. The effects of all that sugar guarantee you’ll pack on pounds, feel fatigued, and suffer from cravings. Want help cutting your sugar impact? Find out more here.
  2. To lose fat, you have to eat fat. The low-fat boom of the 1980s convinced the public that eating fat made us fat. Wrong! In fact, when you don’t eat fat, your body assumes you’re under threat of starvation.Its response is to hold on to all the fat you have and burn sugar instead. Healthy omega-3 fats from wild-caught fish, olive oil, nuts, coconut milk, avocados, and full-fat dairy+ are key to losing fat, especially around your waistline.
  3. Push the protein – quality counts! Eating plenty of clean, lean protein is vital to weight loss and sustained energy. Foods like organic chicken, grass-fed beef, wild-caught fish, pastured eggs,+ full-fat yogurt,+ and beans and legumes are all good choices to help you burn fat and build muscle. Protein shakes are another great option to get the protein you need while boosting your weight loss and energy. (Check out this list of a dozen great protein sources.)
  4. Focus on fiber. Nothing crushes cravings like fiber! It helps you feel full, improves your gut health, and stops blood sugar spikes that can make you feel hungry again soon after meals. Wild rice, beans, and freshly ground flaxseed are great fiber sources, as are fruits and veggies like citrus, apples, raspberries, dark leafy greens, and sweet potatoes. If bowls of asparagus and Brussels sprouts aren’t your fave, try yummy, low-sugar impact fiber bars instead.
  5. Drink more water. The next time you feel hungry or tired, reach for a glass of water. Drinking water has been proven to curb cravings, boost metabolism, and help with weight loss. Being even mildly dehydrated can make your energy levels plummet, so commit to plenty of H2O.
  6. Get good sleep. Skipping sleep starts a chain reaction in your hunger and stress hormones that leads to increased appetite, moodiness, weight gain, and poor blood sugar control. If your life is a non-stop series of snack attacks and energy crashes, you can bet you’re not getting 7-9 hours of deep, restorative rest every night.

Making changes to your sleep and diet habits may take some time, but stick with it. And if you need a little extra help along the way, it’s okay to call in reinforcements.

Try Metabolic Reset – an endocrine-balancing formula that uses nutrients and botanicals to hit the reset button on your hunger and stress hormones, so you can safely crush cravings.* The goal is to get to a place where you don’t need it at all! But in the meantime, Metabolic Reset can help bridge the gap between old habits and a lean, vibrant, energetic new you. I can’t wait to hear your success story!

+ if you’re not intolerant to these foods

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.