The psychological component of weight loss is important, because your carbohydrate cravings are not going to go away. Baskin Robbins and Dairy Queen are not going to stop advertising, or stop selling ice cream cones that you see someone eating. You can’t control your sweet and starch cravings. Carbohydrate cravings are automatic, something that happens to you. Over time, your sweet and starch cravings build up, in response to internal metabolic stimuli (like when you haven’t eaten sweets or starches for awhile) and external cues (like seeing someone eating an ice cream cone). You can’t conquer or control your cravings. What you can do, is to come up with a strategy that allows you to crave an ice cream cone (or whatever) and not eat it. I recommend Cognitive Defusion. Google it.
Dealing with your carbohydrate cravings
on May 15, 2013 | 27 Comments