It’s a well-known fact that the most popular New Year’s resolution is to lose weight. It is also a well-known fact that most people fail in their efforts in the first few weeks because it’s simply too hard to resist cravings especially those for sugar and processed foods. Yes, while in the beginning it may be a little challenging, once you change your approach to your cravings it can be smooth sailing.
Did you know that on a physical level, sugar is known to be 4 times more addictive than cocaine? No wonder so many people simply have trouble going without their daily sugar rush.
Besides being physically addicted, many people are looking to experience sweetness in their lives on an emotional level. Because so many of us have busy schedules, we sometimes forget to focus on our emotional selves. Consequently, we end up starved for happiness and become addicted to sweets for the emotional support they provide.
In order to end your battle with sugar once and for all, follow these 3 easy steps and start feeling better in no time!
1. Make a list of all the reasons why you want to kick your sugar habit. Write down how sugar makes you feel and what life will be like once you don’t have this addiction. Imagine releasing those extra pounds and fitting into your skinny jeans! Picture yourself having more energy to play with your kids, grandkids or pets.
2. Make a list of foods that you love to eat that don’t have any sugar. Prepare them as decadent and as delicious as you can. The point here is not only to take the destructive sugar out, but to bring new foods in. That’s the premise here at DeliverLean – to help you eat well and be healthy. Truly great food should make you look and feel fabulous, not flabby.
3. Make a list of activities that make you happy. One of our clients lists activities such as playing with her dog, shopping for new clothes, burning her favorite candles or smelling fresh flowers. The goal is to bring more sweetness into your life, without food. Remember when you fell in love? You weren’t thinking about brownies and ice cream because your days were filled with the sweetness of romance. Now it’s your turn to create that loving feeling and replace sugar impulses with it.
Post these lists everywhere in your kitchen – they will help you avoid eating on impulse.
Why ask me?
- After many challenges and different crazy life experiences I am living my dream life and since my friends say I am pretty wisdomous and I think I am a little bit funny too, I want to share my life approach with you so you can live the life you love as well.
Here is a little bit about me:
- I am a creator of #1 Best Diet as selected by Harpers Baazar Magazine
- I started my career in the corporate world and didn't even know how to peel a shallot
- I have been a chef for celebrities for over 10 years
- I have a realistic approach to food and life
- I have a great relationship with food and can even let chocolate go bad because I simply forget I have it at home (something I wasn't able to do 10 years ago)
- I eat carbs whenever I feel like it without any guilt
- I used to hate to cook and now absolutely love being a private chef and a food relationship coach
- I wear whatever clothes I desire no matter what everyone is wearing or thinking
- I am in good shape and my body’s biological age is 13 years younger than the one in my passport
- I have experience being super poor, super wealthy and in between
- I’ve worked in corporate world and am now an entrepreneur
- I was married and divorced
- I used to cry going to work because I was so miserable with my boss
- I’ve had an emotional eating disorder
- I moved from Russia to USA alone at the age of 15
- I’ve lived in Russia, Europe and on both coasts of USA
- I have been super skinny and overweight
- I have been insecure and unhappy with reasons and secure and happy for no reason
- I used to wear glasses and healed my eyes with the power of thought and exercises
- I created "Couture Nutrition®" so you can have tailor-made solutions for your body and soul
- My brain usually comes up with jokes to soften stressful situations
- I think color coordination, sparkles and rainbows are underused