Replace Your Trigger Foods

Posted by juggernautPT on June 22, 2013

Replace Your Trigger Foods
Replace Your Trigger Foods

Many people who struggle with their weight feel powerless to cravings. 

Have you ever experienced this? When the urge to eat something bad comes over so strongly that you feel you have no choice but to give in? 

Then, when it's over, you feel awful that you've eaten all those calories and set yourself up for further weight gain. So you're good for a couple of days until another craving comes over you…and so the cycle repeats. 

I'm here to tell you that you hold the power. And it's not as hard as you think. 

Most of us have certain trigger foods that send our diets into a fiery tailspin. The plan is to identify your trigger foods and to replace these with more wholesome, real food substitutions in order to break the cycle. 

What's a Trigger Food?
Trigger foods are foods that when eaten make you crave more of it, or cause you to eat more food in general. These foods are eaten out of habit, not out of hunger. Your trigger food is something you've probably said you feel addicted to. Most trigger foods are high calorie, processed and filled with carbs. 

You'll know something is a trigger food when it's hard for you to stop eating it, even when you feel full. 

Replace Your Trigger Foods
When you stop eating your trigger foods, the craving you feel for it gets weaker and weaker. To assist you through this transition use the ideas below to replace your processed trigger food with a healthier, real food option. 

Trigger Food #1: Lolly
Due to the high concentration of refined sugar, lolly is one of the most addictive of trigger foods. If lolly is a major part of your life, then start replacing it with unsweetened dried fruit. You'd be surprised how satisfying the natural sweetness of dried fruit can be. Try apples, pears, apricots, figs, and mango. 

Trigger Food #2: Salty Snacks
Salty snacks are nearly all processed, refined and packed with simple carbs. Basically it's the perfect storm for weight gain. Fight the urge to rip open a bag of chips and instead make a batch of Baked Plantain Chips. See the recipe below. 

Trigger Food #3: Sweet Drinks
Sodas made with high fructose corn syrup or coffee 


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