Know your Radioactive Foods--Everyone has foods that are so scrumptious that we find it very difficult not to overeat—even if we are paying attention to our bodies. I call these Radioactive Foods. These foods need special rules to allow us to remain in control. We need to be honest with ourselves about those foods and come up with strategies for them. This is Shift #9 in the series 15 Shifts to Become a Real Loser.
Turn Down the Reward Centers in Your Brain--Dopamine is the neurotransmitter of craving. Dopamine is released in the brain when we eat sugar and other tempting foods. The dopamine release causes us to want these foods even more. You can free your from your cravings by getting mad at food manufacturers, avoiding tempting food cues and eating simple, less processed foods. This is Shift #8 in the series 15 Shifts to Become a Real Loser.
We know when it comes to weight loss, it comes down to eating less and moving more. But how can we eat less without feeling like we are starving? Using a strategy called Volumetrics helps our stomachs feel full, but helps us to eat less calories. Choose foods that are high in water like vegetables, fruits, soup, and cooked grains to lose weight effortlessly without hunger.