Foods to Avoid: What are your Trigger foods?
I don’t trust my own self-control.
There, I said it.
I’m much better off NOT buying certain foods at the grocery store than I am
attempting to avoid them when they’re right inside my own kitchen.
I’ve learned this lesson repeatedly, so I honestly believe it’s probably the most important aspect of trying to cut belly fat.
By not ‘tempting’ myself, I stand a much higher chance of success and I’m sure you will too.
For example, my wife had some friends over a few weeks back and she came back from the store with this huge bag of this stuff called Triple Play.
It’s like crack-cocaine for sweet and salt lovers. Lol.
It’s toffee popcorn mixed with little tiny pretzels that are drizzled (heavily) with caramel and chocolate.
Then they throw in a bunch of Spanish peanuts.
Long story short, the next morning I woke up and saw that Karen and her friends never even touched the bag.
Know what happened next?
You guessed it. Less than 24 hours later that ENTIRE bag was gone.
Over 3500 calories!
That’s ONE FULL pound of fat.
So even though I’m very motivated and driven, I simply can’t keep my”trigger”
or foods to avoid in the house.
For Karen, it’s salty nuts.
ANY type of peanuts, cashews, or almonds will send her into a snacking frenzy.
Even though nuts may be touted as “healthy,” they have to be raw nuts in order to get the real health benefits AND they yield over double the calories as proteins and carbs.
– What about you?
– What are your “trigger” foods? What are your foods to avoid?
What are your “Foods to Avoid” (Trigger Foods) ?
Whatever they may be, make sure you keep them out of the house until it’s your cheat day.
If you have kids or family living with you that eat unhealthy foods, designate a separate cupboard that is “off limits” until your cheat day.
Karen and I used to do this all the time when the kids were growing up.
Just don’t open up the cupboard unless you absolutely have to 🙂
The temptation will always get the best of you if you’re not careful.
And remember, EVERY time you resist the temptation to eat a “trigger”
food two important things will automatically happen.
1: Your discipline and level of motivation will increase instantly.
2: Your “trigger” foods to avoid will taste TWICE as good when you have
it on your cheat day because it’s a reward NOT an escape.
In other words, you won’t be burdened with guilt.
The next move is to make sure you’re exercising.
Kind of obvious, I know, but just make SURE you’re not using these 5
Anybody who exercises on a daily basis (including me) typically does at
least one of these 5 exercises regularly.
I was kinda blown away when I got a personal coaching session and
discovered exactly why these actually cause WAY more harm than good.
Just make sure you STOP doing these exercises the wrong way:
I’ll be back tomorrow with some more awesome *free* content.