“I eat way too much crap”
“my diet’s horrendous”
“I have cravings all the time”
If any of this sounds familiar?
I know the feeling. I used to be the same way
But cutting it all out isn’t really as simple as, well, cutting it all out… Because more often than not, there’s good reasons we can’t stop eating junk foods…
How we feel (for whatever reason) being a big part of the problem (undernourished, tired, too many temptations, habit).
and until we address them, ^^^ amigo?
will power – to ‘cut it all out’, usually isn’t enough.
So here’s 5 ways to fix it:
1) FIX YOUR ENVIRONMENT
If you’re kitchen’s full of cookies, ice-cream and whatever else you tend to overeat on?
At some stage, either you or someone you care about is gonna eat it all.
So make healthy eating easy (and falling off the wagon hard) by ripping it all out and keeping the place stocked up with convenient fruits, whole foods, and other healthy stuff.
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Or at least start by replacing the junk with stuff that’s a little bit better.
2) REDUCE STRESS
Easier said than done, but just do it
Most men, when stressed out tend to eat more to make them feel better (and I don’t mean more chicken and broccoli). This won’t improve by chance. You need to work on it.
Actively eliminate meaningless tasks and negative people from your life who stress you out. And work on yourself, too, so that you’re better equipped for dealing with stress.
The simplest place to start is getting better sleep.
Check this article for help with that:
3) FILL UP ON THE GOOD STUFF
Most people who struggle with cravings are undernourished.
When I help my clients get to a point where healthy eating is second nature and they’re getting all their vital nutrients every day from a healthier diet, they don’t get cravings and eat less crap
Who’d a thought?
Eat lean proteins (meat, fish, eggs) at every main meal and get at least 5 colorful fruits and veggies each day too.
Same as above.
A lot of folks confuse dehydration with hunger… when you’re not getting enough water?
You’ll have way more cravings.
But when you are hydrated all the time?
-> more energy, less hunger and you’ll be way more productive too.
Aim for at least 2L per day.
5) BEDTIME ROUTINE
And make it at the same time every night.
Because boredom in front of the TV is one of the biggest slayers of healthy eating.
Even if you’re not hungry, you end up snooping through that fridge anyway (which is where nailing number 1 comes in real handy).
There you go, my mate, if you spend this year mastering just those 5 things (alongside a good exercise routine)
You’ll be in a very, very good place.
Let’s get to work.
PS – I really appreciate you reading this article.
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PPS – Whenever you’re ready,
Here are 3 more ways I can help you transform your body and be the fit guy
who sets awesome examples:
1) Read the articles on my blog:
Learn how I transformed my habits and body, how I help my clients (and how you can do it too)
Click here to read it:
2) Get coached and mentored by me personally
Every month I open up spaces in my online coaching programs for men
If you’d like to be coached and mentored by me personally?
Send me a message through this site or via Facebook
And I’ll get you the details
3) Have your questions answered
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just send a message to me with your request
and I’ll get to it
Dean McMenamin is an Army veteran, father, dog-lover and online nutrition & exercise coach helping busy men transform their bodies, regain self-confidence and be healthier role models for their kids. He's also a big eater of ice-cream.