There are so many options when it comes to food that you could eat a different food every meal for the rest of your life. Same goes for drinking options.
You crave certain foods. If you are like most people, you tend to crave foods that are not typically helpful to weight loss and fitness efforts.
Yet most of us still want to lose weight (or at least maintain our current weight) and be more fit.
These are the reasons why most restrictive diet plans fail and exactly why the EET/EAT Plans have been designed with the key guideline that your eating plan has to be customized to fit your lifestyle and will include the foods you crave.
EET/EAT is not trying to change your food cravings, as if they are something bad or harmful. In fact, EET/EAT has a tremendous respect for the foods you crave. These cravings are part of your body’s current metabolic memory and they are sending you a message that there is SOMETHING about these particular foods that is positive for you.
There are many possibilities to explain your food cravings. Maybe it’s emotional, eating the foods you crave make you feel better. Maybe it has to do with your body’s unique chemistry, the foods you crave might give you more energy or maybe your body just really wants to experience the particular taste of the foods you crave.
Whatever the exact reasons are, EET/EAT is clear about what the reasons for food cravings are NOT:
It’s not that you are undisciplined, or unhealthy or that everything you want to eat is bad for you. That’s what the existing world of diet and exercise plans would have you believe.
So food cravings are good, and your weight loss and fitness plan should be built around them, because if you satisfy these cravings and can still meet your weight loss and fitness goals, you are very likely to stay with such a plan. EET/EAT are such plans. Possibly the only plans that will allow you to enjoy the foods you crave, every day.
Does EET/EAT’s approach to embracing food cravings have risks? Yes. You have to learn when your body can best handle the foods you crave, so there might be times you have to wait to eat the foods you love, but you never have to wait for long. You have to learn to control the portions of the foods you crave, and some people are not good at that. However, like many of life’s great benefits, too much of a good thing can be harmful. Take water and electricity as examples.
Water is one the healthiest items you can include in your diet (if you drink the proper amounts and you time it right). Too much water can be very harmful or even fatal.
The correct amount of electricity to meet your needs is one of the most helpful items in our lives, yet too much electricity is very harmful or even fatal.
We don’t suggest people live without water or electricity, instead teachers explain how and when to use them to their greatest advantage. This makes them wonderful, positive parts of your life.
The Guidelines of The EET/EAT Plans can teach you how and when to make your food cravings wonderful, positive parts of your life as well.