Weight Loss: Craving Chocolate
Video class with Jon Gabriel
Join Jon Gabriel as he talks about:
- How to control your chocolate cravings
- Why eating healthily will stop the urges
- The importance of Omega 3s in your diet
Read The Lecture Transcripts Here
In the beginning when I was losing weight I was still craving chocolate and junk food, but what I did was I stopped having good days and bad days. So I always kept like chocolate almonds in the fridge and if I wanted some I’d walk by, take one, and keep going. There was no resistance, no hesitation because I wanted to communicate to my body that food was abundant. If that’s what you want fine, but I always added the foods that I was missing. I never went a day in the beginning without having this protein shake in the morning with ground flax seeds and eating live foods. So I always got my protein, always got my omega 3’s, always got my live food, and then if I wanted chocolate I’d walk by and I’d have a chocolate almond and I kept going. I just saw it as chemicals coming in and chemicals going out. I didn’t have an issue with it, there wasn’t this dynamic, and it’s almost like a relationship. When you can’t have something and it’s like a forbidden fruit, almost like when you’re in love with someone and you can’t be with them, it magnetizes it. And then you end up getting them, and you live together, and all of a sudden the guy is sitting on your couch for six months and he doesn’t leave, he’s watching football, and you can’t wait to get rid of him. It’s the same with food. If you can’t have the food it magnifies the attraction. But then when it’s always there and you can always have it, after a while you can live without it, but always make sure you’re getting what you need.