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Know Your Trigger Food

We all tend to have trigger food. A trigger food is our weakness, things we crave.

Seeing it, smelling it, and thinking about it can all cause cravings, which is why commercials work.

Sweets such as sodas or candy bars, salty high-fat food such as fast food, or ever-enticing bread can trigger cravings.

These are all highly processed foods.

They are high in trans fats and saturated fats, salt, carbs, calories, preservatives, and other unhealthy ingredients such as chemicals that trigger hunger hormones.

Sugar and flour are the number one trigger food that causes cravings.

If you insist on having bread, try the Ezekiel bread that Publix carries, or, this homemade recipe.

Use spelt flour instead of white flour.

Change your sugary drinks to infused water made at home.

You can use natural sweeteners like monk fruit or stevia to replace the sugar.

There are many alternatives to unhealthy options out there. You just have to look for them.

One of the best things you can do for your body is to eat natural organic food.

Why Should We Eat Better?

Too much junk food can increase cravings, cause your hunger hormones to be hindered, or, stop working completely, and cause other health issues such as diabetes or heart disease.

Ever feel like you can't get enough when you're eating?

You may be experiencing an insulin spike.

Not using self-discipline and eating the wrong types of food can wreak havoc on your digestive system.

Junk foods raise your insulin levels causing cravings, and increasing your risk of cancer, diabetes, and other health issues, and are the number one cause of obesity.

Ways To Avoid Trigger Food

  • Eat just a few bites at regular intervals to keep your blood sugar leveled out. Eat small portions throughout the day to avoid insulin spikes from eating too much at one time.

  • Realize what your trigger foods are and either eliminate them from your diet or eat only a couple of bites just to stave down the strong desire for them, until you get used to going without them completely.

  • If you feel that self-discipline is the problem with trigger foods, learn ways to make self-discipline stronger.

  • Make yourself a healthy menu and make up your mind you're going to stick with it.

  • Consciously pay attention to portion size. Our bellies do not need more than about 100 grams of food at a time.

  • Take deep breaths and use meditation methods (look for my future article on this subject) to keep yourself calm during a moment of temptation. Some triggers are stress-related.

  • Work on healing from the inside out. Past trauma can trigger eating issues and disorders. Food habits almost always begin with what's going on in our hearts or at least are linked to that in some way. All bad habits are linked to something spiritual. Try Zig Ziglar's sons podcast.

  • Work on creating better habits by slowly taking trigger foods out of your diet. Start with one thing until you've mastered not eating it, then move on to other trigger foods.

  • Transform your life one decision at a time. Take it one day at a time.

  • Figure out what kind of person you want to be. Write it down and read it every morning before beginning your day. Then make steps to work toward that every day.

How to Develop Self-Discipline

Practice makes perfect!

Realize you're going to fail at times.

Keep working on it. Every time you fail, try again. Keep trying until it becomes a habit.

Don't beat yourself up. Realize it's a learning process.

Discipline is like a muscle. The more you use it, the better and stronger it gets.

Knowing where you struggle helps you to aim your energy at productively replacing those weaknesses with something healthier.

Identify your weak areas and then get those food items out of your house. If you don't keep them at home or work it's easier to resist them.

Try deep breathing, meditation, and stretching techniques to keep your lymphatic system cleaned out, keep your nerves calm, and calm your mind.

Start with one food item and work your way up. A house isn't built in a day.

Utilize Google and search for "ways to increase self-discipline." There are so many resources you can lean on, it is unreal.

Find a support group if you have a real issue with food.

No matter what, don't give up! You've got this.

*Results may vary. Please speak with your doctor before using our products if you are on any type of medication. Minerals & supplements such as essential oils may change the effectiveness of medication. Consult your doctor before starting any kind of diet, exercise program, or skin-care routine.


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