Cravings can be real buzz killers.
You want to look, feel, and perform your best.
You have a pretty good idea of what we need to do to make that happen.
You’re pretty consistent with those things, too.
Most of the time.
Until a freaking craving hits.
Then, no matter how hard you try to white-knuckle our way through, you cave.
Sometimes, this is a minor detour from your normal routine.
Other times, it’s a significant setback.
If not physiologically, psychologically.
You feel like you’ve been bad.
Like you’re weak.
And you can’t stop the cycle.
You wonder if there’s something wrong with you.
If you’re broken.
You are wired to seek out certain flavors and textures, and to associate certain foods with certain situations, thoughts, and emotions.
Giving in to a craving doesn’t make you bad, weak, or a failure.
It makes you human.
But resigning isn’t your only option.
What if you started exploring what’s at the root of your cravings?
Sought to understand what drives them?
Openly, compassionately, without judgment?
What it is that triggers your cravings?
Where are you?
Who are you with?
What are you thinking?
What are you feeling?
What are you hoping this food will provide that it never does?
It might be stress.
It might be loneliness.
It might be a need or want to fit in.
A desire for comfort.
Food can never provide these.
Get to the root of what you really need.
Ask the hard questions.
Consider establishing a mindfulness practice like meditation to help yourself get started.
The process of managing cravings is not easy.
It’s not straightforward.
It will take work.
It will take effort.
It will take forgiveness.
But it’s worth it.
You are worth it.
Put in the work.
You’ve got this.