Saturday, January 10, 2009

Controlling Cravings Through Chemistry

Sixth (and final?...oh never say final!) in a series on controlling cravings!

Today's Success Tip:

Balance Your Brain Chemistry

"Will power" is an over-used phrase that, frankly, has little basis in reality.

Most dieters I know have lots and lots of will power! We have given up foods we love for years, only to have the cravings for them coming crashing through the gate of "will power"!

That is what leads so many of us to give up hope and become resigned to being fat the rest of our lives.

But you have made the conscious decision to change your life! Fantastic!

You are making the small changes necessary to achieve your goal! Terrific!

You are repeating your affirmations, you are exercising, you have your plan and you are instituting it--You are a Rockstar!

So, how come some of us STILL have cravings and feel like we are not yet in control of our lives?

It could be brain chemistry!

This should not be surprising if you really think about it. How long have you been putting extra sugar (through the white stuff and through other refined carbs) into your brain? It doesn't just go into your also affects the brain. That's why we get that sugar "high"...and that can be just as addictive as some of the other illegal drugs. What's hard for us is that our "drug" is sold just about EVERYWHERE so it makes it really hard to avoid.

The good news is that we can rewire our brains so they no longer crave this "drug"...

The Mars Venus Wellness Solution by Dr. John Gray has helped me from the beginning to balance my brain chemistry, which reduces the cravings. He didn't design this as a weight loss product! (although for me and lots of other people that has been a great side-benefit!) John is the author of the series of books Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus, and his specialty is communication -- and brain chemistry plays a part in that.

So if you want some extra support in balancing your brain chemistry, and wouldn't object to having that help you with your relationships, moods and maybe even your waist line, then give it a try!

You can check out the link in the sidebar if you are interested...or if you have any questions, let me know!

His book can be found in a lot of libraries--so get informed and see if this feels like a great tool for you to use.

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