It’s common to experience temporary relapses back to unhealthy ways of eating and lack of exercise, especially while a healthy, active lifestyle is still new.
But what triggers these relapses? Finding out the answer to this question will equip you to avoid future relapses altogether.
Anatomy of a Trigger Food
Trigger foods come in all flavors and sizes, but nearly all contain one (or all) of the Big Three. 1) Salt, 2) Sugar, or 3) Fat.
Processed foods are the most powerful triggers. These foods are literally made with your brain chemistry in mind, factoring in the addictive qualities of salt, sugar and fat. When the desire for sweets feels unbearable your body is literally craving more.
That’s why one slice of cake can lead to an entire weekend binge.
To avoid a relapse, steer clear of packaged foods that are high in salt, sugar and fat. See the Wholesome Cravings tip below for snacks to eat when cravings strike.
When you do fall victim to a trigger food, use the following 3 steps to get right back on your feet, and back to eating and exercising right.
I believe that it’s time for you to reap all the benefits of a fit and active lifestyle.
Call (203-624-9999) or email ([email protected]) today and I will schedule a time to meet with you one-on-one to get you back on track with the quickest and most effective routine for your fitness goals.