To lose weight, you’ve got to limit your calories to no more than about 1500 a day, and limit your carbohydrates to no more than 10-20 grams per feeding. Cutting your carbohydrate intake is the key to weight loss. It’s also the hard part. You can’t control your carbohydrate cravings. Carbohydrate cravings come and go over time in response to internal metabolic factors, and external cues – like smells when you pass a bakery, or you see someone eating an ice cream cone, or when somebody mentions M&M’s. If you can limit your carbohydrate intake, you can lose weight. Your total daily carbohydrate intake is the biggest factor in the long run in how much you weigh. Do one or two of my Carbohydrate Craving Exercises (I’ve been posting Carbohydrate Craving Exercises this week) every day to defuse your sweet and starch cravings for easier weight loss.