Mar 08

Eating the forbidden muffin, are you? – Part 3

By info@plantpusherlifestyle.com | change , Habit , nutrition

 

“Changing a habit is not really true. We’re actually talking about replacing a habit.”

LETS DISCUSS WHAT WE DO ABOUT GETTING A CRAVING!

We’ve now gone through that you get a cue, “the trigger”, for one of your cravings. You do a routine to meet the craving and after that you get a reward that connects the cue and the routine mentally. We’ve also discussed how to find out what other reward will shut your craving up.

I know, let’s not work at the symptom let’s find the underlying problem instead.

The cue-routine-reward loop is still in place and now we just need to replace the routine with a different option.

Let me explain what I did.Continue reading

Mar 01

Eating the forbidden muffin, are you? – Part 2

By info@plantpusherlifestyle.com | change , Habit , nutrition

 

“The trick is to rewire the reward to a new healthy routine”

LET’S DISCUSS WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE MUFFIN IS EATEN!

Oh yes please, what do we get? What what what what?

The cue-routine-reward loop looks like this, you get the cue (as in my last post at 15:00 I got the craving for a muffin), you do the routine (as in buying and eating the muffin) and you get the reward (as in my mind being satisfied after my muffin is eaten). The reward then links the cue and routine even deeper in your mind.

Yep, there’s some serious linkage going on here folks!

So the question is, Continue reading

Feb 23

Eating the forbidden muffin, are you? – Part 1

By info@plantpusherlifestyle.com | change , Habit , nutrition

 

“The first step is to recognise WHAT habit you want to change. It needs to be specific.”

LET’S DISCUSS WHY THE MUFFIN IS EATEN!

Are you like I was, eating too much muffins but wanted to stop? In this three part series, I’m going to help you get to the bottom of it and we’re starting with how to handle the cue.

The cue? Yes, the cue.

The cue is a trigger or a signal that triggers a craving. Since I’m focusing on helping you with habit change in training, nutrition and mindfulness, let’s whip out an example in one of those categories.

What about that snack you always eat to reward yourself?Yeah?

Mine was a muffin.Continue reading