1.) In order to have no cravings you must eat plenty of veggies everyday (5-7 cups). In order to get your daily nutrients and vitamins. If you cannot get 5-7 cups then I suggest you start taking vitamins in order to get your daily nutrition.
2.) Also you must completely cut out sugar. I know you may think “its not possible”, but sugar triggers insulin (fat hormone) and prevents you from losing weight. Cut out all those hidden sugars in waffles, pancakes, pasta, bread, granola, flavored yogurt and even fruits. Fruits are healthy for you, but if you really want to achieve success in health and weight loss cut out most of the fruits until you get to your goal weight. If you really want to completely become healthy and lose the weight you must get rid of the sugar in your diet.
3.) Get plenty of sleep. I know you’ve probably heard this before, but it is so crucial if you truly want to lose weight. Getting 8+ hours of sleep is what you need in order to be healthy and lose the weight. Most people think you only burn fat when you workout however that is not true. You can also burn fat when you sleep if you get at least 8 hours of sleep every night because the heavy deep fat burning is through recovery when you sleep not when you workout. Although working out is helpful and very important make sure you get your sleep too. If you think you can lose weight and not get 8 hours of sleep then you are wrong, if it is important to you to be healthy you will make the time and effort. Not only will sleep help you lose weight, but it will also improve your energy levels throughout the day, reduce cravings, lower high blood pressure and help you be happy and positive person.
4.) Cut out the carbs and eat more fat. You probably have heard this before, but I believe in order to achieve your fitness and health goals you must completely cut out simple carbs (cereal, fruit juice concentrate, soda, cookies, corn syrup, all types of sugar) and fill your diet with complex carbs that have fiber, protein and carbs such as: beans, wild rice, apples, bananas, oatmeal, sweet potatoes). Nevertheless, eating fat gets you fat well that is completely false. Fat helps you stay full longer, it helps regulate your body because your body is 60% fat so you need fat but healthy fats like olive oil, coconut oil, bacon, butter, avocados, almond butter, pecans, ground beef etc. Bottom line: add complex carbs and healthy fats in your diet & get rid of simple carbs and bad fat.
5.) Plan out your meals. Make time once or twice a week to plan your meals and stick to it. Hold yourself accountable for everything you do. Planning your meals is very important if you really want to get healthy so you won’t be tempted to eat out or eat processed foods.
6.) Only eat 3 meals per day (2 if you are not hungry or light workout that day). In order to lose weight you must cut the snacking. If you are constantly hungry then you probably are on insulin resistance which means each time you eat you are triggering the fat hormone which might sound crazy or impossible but each time you eat your body is triggering insulin if you are on insulin resistance. So in order to get off of that you must cut the snacking and only eat 3 meals during the day.
Remember “YOU CAN IF YOU THINK YOU CAN” & NEVER GIVE UP!