Mistakes I made with my eating habits in my 20s and 30s… oh boy, there were a lot of them!
Long story short, I was a sugar monster for most of my 20s, even into my 30s, until I really got my eating habits under control by changing my diet and lifestyle.
No joke – my mother-in-law nicknamed me “cookie monster.”
I was that person; if there was a plate of cookies around me, I couldn’t have one or two. I had to have 10 cookies or ALL the cookies. And I couldn’t stop thinking about those cookies until they were all gone.
Why was I like this? Why was I constantly craving sugar?
Mistakes I made with my eating habits in my 20s and 30s
Mistake #1 I wasn’t fueling my body properly.
I was so active doing marathons and cross fit, but I wasn’t eating the right foods. I craved energy and got it from sugar and carbohydrates – which only supplied a quick fix.
Mistake #2 I misunderstood the 80/20 lifestyle.
80% of my diet was straight-up sugar, and 20% was the good healthy stuff.
Mistake #3 I thought that calories in / calories out was the only thing that mattered.
I ate so much fake, low-calorie processed food. I was having those Fiber One bars, Light and fit yogurt, and all sorts of weird protein bars with fake sugars in it…you get the picture.
Now you tell me – can you relate to any of these mistakes? If so, I want to remind you it has taken like a decade of my life to figure all this out (maybe more).
You can overcome your sugar cravings! If I did it, I know you can, too!
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Listen, my journey with sugar cravings has been a long one (like at least a decade of my life).
If you’ve been following me for a while, you know there was a long period of time where I couldn’t have peanut M&Ms in the house without eating them all. I’m talking about a BIG bag, not the little ones.
I literally had no control about certain foods.
There are a lot of mistakes I was making with my eating habits.
Eating zero-calorie noodles, the high fiber cereal, the light and fit yogurt, and really just paying attention to calories was a huge one.
See, I WASN’T paying attention to the MACRO balance.
I even said this to my husband probably like a week ago. I said to him when I eat real food, I don’t crave sugar.
When I eat regularly planned meals throughout the day, and they are macro-balanced (protein, carbs, fat, and fiber), I do not have crazy cravings. I am full, I am satisfied, and my blood sugar is balanced. It’s a win-win.
One of the first steps to doing this is changing your mindset from calories in calories out to macros.
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