I’m so encouraged by the response to my last email. A BIG thank you to those who have already purchased Curb Your Afternoon Cravings! Before I get to the small taste of this self-guided program (promised in the last email) I’d like to remind you that this Friday (March 7th) is the last day for subscribers of my list (you!) to save 30% off the $97 price tag. Just enter the coupon code “relief” (no quotations) at checkout.
Get a clearer sense of the program by watching (and hopefully sharing) this intro video.
The pioneering participants who took the program last fall can testify to results ranging from energy surges and losing weight (after plateauing on Weight Watchers) to improved moods and no more 3 p.m. “hangry” (hungry + angry) attacks on the cookie jar. You get video lessons, a guidebook book, and Facebook support to ensure your success.
But onto the small taste of Curb Your Afternoon Cravings. The first act of this program is titled “Connect Body & Brain (Balancing Blood Sugar).”
Imagine stumbling onto a roller coaster every morning and not even knowing it. In fact, that’s what most of us are doing. We’re unsuspecting riders experiencing the peaks and valleys of our energy and moods, never guessing we’ve strapped into a ride known as blood sugar. What we often think is a lack of “willpower” is actually a lack of blood sugar control. Designing your lunch plate to be more blood sugar balanced is the first step.
Start with focusing on PROTEIN as the first major design change to your lunch plate.
Here are some key points:
- Make sure 1/4 of your plate is made up of protein (150-200 calories, for the counters among you)
- Great sources of protein include pasture-raised eggs (with the yolks!), organic meats and fishes, and organic tempeh
- For most people beans register as a carbohydrate, not a protein
- Sufficient protein is key in smoothing out the peaks and valleys of your blood sugar that cause cravings
- Whenever possible, cook your food at home to avoid unhealthy oils often used by restaurants (the program includes some suggested recipes)
Now, the catch is to notice some improvement. Why nutritional changes tend to be confusing and then overwhelming is because we bite off more than we can chew (ha!) and feel overwhelmed. Instead, we are better off making a series of bite-sized (I’m on a roll) changes so we can experience the benefit that will ensure we stick with new habits.
Two more key components of your lunch plate will be revealed over the next two emails. But, of course, there’s a lot more to curbing your afternoon cravings than a plate redesign. This self-guided program also includes unique activities to zero in on the emotional currents underlying most difficult changes (you know, the ones that aren’t bullet point friendly).
I’ll be back in a few days. But, in the meantime, don’t forget this Friday is your last chance to save 30% (enter the coupon code “relief” (no quotations) at checkout.)
Remember, 3 p.m. could feel so good.
p.s. For readers of my last email, I’m happy to report Carlos and I are done binge watching House of Cards (and some macaroons have even survived the ordeal).