6 Ways To Fight Off Your Raging Appetite

December 29, 2009 by  
Filed under The Fitness Bug, The Food Bug

I am notorious for eating almost anything and everything, but even I (A typical High Metabolism Guy) have to cut back on certain foods to achieve the things I want for my body. Here we will go over 6 ways that you can fight off temptation whenever hunger strikes.

Guarantee Success

When you start to get serious about getting into shape, you will start a new meal plan and the way to guarantee success with it is to set a goal that you know you can achieve.

Want to cut out the greasy fry up breakfast for good and have a flying start with your new meal plan? Then set an initial goal for a week. Once you complete that weekly goal, this will establish that you can be successful in taming that raging appetite. All you have to do now is repeat the same process over and over.

As the weeks pass you will start to notice that eating better food is making you feel better and that is what will urge you to continue for the long term.

Find Motivation

The 6 Pac diet is a prime example of why meal plans can fail. Every one wants a 6 Pac and most people will need to watch what they eat in order to achieve it…. which is fine. The problem is that building (and maintaining) a 6 Pac takes time and effort and if your meal plan’s purpose is to only help you build a 6 Pac, you probably won’t stick to it for very long.

What you need to do is find extra motivators. Find out the other benefits of your new meal plan. Factors such as overcoming heart burn, acne or maybe improving sleep quality. Finding that your meal plan is actually improving your quality of life can be a great motivator in sticking to it.

You cheated… so what!

I quite often tell you to break the rules every now and again, and you should. Yes, you are following a strict meal plan to achieve a goal. But this is life and whether you like it or not, you will cheat and binge on some really unhealthy foods on occasion. When you do, don’t think that all is doomed and you have failed. One meal cannot define your whole diet.

What you do here is play the numbers game.

1 cheat meal = Followed by 5 healthy meals and snacks.

That essentially means you are keeping to your meal plan at least 80 percent of the time.

Don’t skip breakfast

This is common knowledge for most of you, but you still need to emphasis this point when you are sticking to a meal plan. If you skip breakfast, that is 8 hours sleep without food plus another 2 hours on your trip to work. Your body will be running on strictly back up by this time and you will be craving for sugar and for something quick and convenient. Unfortunately, most of those foods will be the ones you should be trying to avoid. So eat a good breakfast.

Time to clean up

Empty your cupboards and clean out your fridge. And I don’t mean ‘leave some foods behind’ either. Have a huge clean out. Restock your fridge and cupboards with good foods.

  • Fruit
  • Vegetables
  • Canned Tuna
  • Nuts
  • Almonds
  • Chicken
  • Salmon
  • Cinnamon

Or any of the foods I’ve covered in Killer foods for fitness

Do the same at work too. This will prevent that raging appetite of yours from wanting to break the rules. You are and become whom you surround yourself with and that rule applies to food to.

Know how to spot hunger

I fall victim to this daily, quite simply because I am a human dustbin. The scenario here is that you will eat a good meal, yet you still crave for something to eat an hour or so after. The easy thing to go for is cookies or convenient snacks, which are usually bad for you. If you really are hungry then eat again, but proper food. The best way to overcome this is to make sure you that have cleaned out your cupboards and fridge. By doing that you will change your environment, and you will then become a product of that.

If you really don’t want to cheat meal your way through your workouts then be sure to follow these steps. Then you really will be on your way to meal plan success.

See you in the comments.

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