Monday morning starts a new week. I shared my tiny tip of the day on OC16 @ 8am this morning. I talked about desert. One of the hardest habits to break away from would be having something sweet after every meal. We fall right into it, we're creatures of habit, we love sweets, so we pick up this habit of having desert after our meals. You get desert pushed on you all the time. At home, mom baked a cake or made brownies because she liked how it made everyone happy. Grandma made cookies because she got hugs and kisses for it. At the restaurants, they up-sell you every time by offering you desert and 9 out of 10 times you take it.
This is a dangerous habit. If you were to have 1 desert every single day for a whole year (without working it off) you'd gain 25 pounds. I'm not going to go into the health hazards of sugar but you can be sure that processed sugar does your body no good.
On a physical level, when you finish eating a meal, your digestive tract goes to work for you breaking down fats, sugars and carbohydrates. You have a little sphincter at the bottom of your stomach that does not allow food to go into the small intestines and downward until it has been properly processed in the stomach. Your body is working hard to break down the 3 macro nutrients (fat, sugar, carbohydrates) and you throw in a desert which normally consist of processed sugar, processed white flour, maybe some dairy and some chemicals and preservatives. Instantly, your stomach bloats up and you experience "eaters remorse." "Why did I have to eat that?," you ask your self.
You had to eat it and you will continue to eat it until you realize it is more than a habit, it is an addiction. A addiction is an emotionally based habit, a habit that makes you feel a certain way emotionally, which causes you to continue the action, even if it does you no good.
Break the habit and break the addiction by first realizing that it's an issue that needs to be addressed. If you have to have something sweet to eat after every meal, this can be a problem. Take a week and see how strong the feeling is. Try to limit yourself and see what kind of physical/emotional reactions this invokes, then take it from there.
It's a process, and effort must be put into it every single day, some days will be easier than others. Knowledge and education is key, keep learning more ways to make lifestyle change so you can stay on your path to health and wellness! Call for a free weight loss consultation: (808) 536-9355, email email@example.com or visit us online at wellnessbridge.net.